Archive for the ‘Walking’ Category

imageThis weekend we finished the link from the Cooks River to the Parramatta River (Sydney Harbour) by riding from the Cave Road shops at South Strathfield (where we finished one day in August) near the end of the Cooks River through Strathfield to Homebush.

The excellent bike path peters out unfortunately and isn’t great all the way through to the Olympic site where we rode in March but still, a lot of paths and quiet streets.

Only a few weeks left to complete the “West of the Bridge” year đŸ™‚
Need to do The Bay Run at Drummoyne/Leichhardt and maybe a bit of Duck Creek near Auburn, or follow the beautiful (!!??) Alexandria Canal to breakfast at The Grounds and we’re done. #timing

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The local councils have done a terrific job building a great bike path along the Cooks River from near Strathfield down to the airport.

We’ve walked and ridden bits of this before, but not some of today’s route, and not this year.

Here and here.

And THIS we saw on the way home. What a fabulous idea!

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A great day… until we broke down driving home đŸ˜¦

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What a beautiful spring morning for a walk from the bottom of Mowbray Road along the northern shore of the lane Cove River towards Fullers Bridge Road.

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This part of the Great North Walk takes you through the historic Fairyland Pleasure Grounds, made famous by the Swan family in the 1920s. It’s an easy walk in.

The Council has done a good job of identifying what used to be there, quite extraordinary to imagine women with parasols  and man in boater hat’s and blazers picnicking and going on Ferris wheel and merry-go-round.

Plenty of historic pics here

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Credit where it’s due. The local councils have done a terrific job of building a river front walk along the northern bank of the Parramatta River. Today we walked from the Rydalmere ferry stop west to Parramatta, past hundreds of new apartments (thousands of beds?), through industrial blocks, through University of Western Sydney and on to Parramatta ferry stop.

A quick coffee at the Port Bar Restaurant  before continuing west into Parramatta Park before turning around and catching the ferry back to Rydalmere.

Great walk.

 

LOVE daylight saving  And long weekend public holidays!

Beautiful day for a lovely walk along the Parramatta River from Meadowbank to Silverwater

A fabulous wide, level bike path past ovals, water play playgrounds and more.

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ANOTHER gorgeous Sydney spring day for a walk along another part of the Parramatta River… we’ve walked through the grounds of the old Gladesville Hospital before, but not this year.
Great to catch up with son Matt, who lives in Gladesville, for a coffee while we were there Â đŸ™‚

 

Glorious spring day for a walk from Mortlake to Rhodes, through Concord and the grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital, Thomas Walker Hospital near Concord Hospital and Yaralla.

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Mortlake Point, Hilly Street, Mortlake

Mortlake Point, Hilly Street, Mortlake

City in the background from the car ferry

City in the background from the car ferry

Car ferry home from Mortlake to Putney

Car ferry home from Mortlake to Putney

Ferrari owners club day at Brays Bay Reserve

Ferrari owners club day at Brays Bay Reserve

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

Ferrari owners club day at Brays Bay Reserve

Ferrari owners club day at Brays Bay Reserve

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

We tripped over a fair in Yaralla grounds

We tripped over a fair in Yaralla grounds

Looking back across to Mortlake

Looking back across to Mortlake

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

Path near Yaralla, along the mangroves

Path near Yaralla, along the mangroves

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City views from Mortlake Point

City views from Mortlake Point

Mortlake Point, Hilly Street, Mortlake

Mortlake Point, Hilly Street, Mortlake