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Newtown

Posted: May 12, 2019 in Inner West, Sydney Streets, Walking
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Another walk from the City of Sydney – Gritty Newtown

Learnt a few things… again! Who’d have thought??

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Did not know what this meant until now!

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This art-deco building on King St was an icerink that transformed into summer baths!

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Simply gorgeous terraces overlooking Hollis Park

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The old Trocadero on King St – roller skating and dancing.

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Newtown’s most sought-after address apparently

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Hollis Park – beautiful

 

Emma St, Mona Vale

Posted: March 18, 2018 in Sydney Streets, Walking
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Emma is one of our nieces.

Many would know exactly where Emma Street is; it’s the street on the infamous corner that has seen some horrific crashes and deaths as trucks hurtle down Mona Vale Rd.

It’s a hilly street with commanding views to the water from the crest of the hill.

We went there as it’s nice and close to the popular dog beach at Bayview.

 

David is Robyn’s sister’s husband, who now lives on the Gold Coast.

David St is a short street that runs off the Pacific Hwy at the corner of North Sydney Girls’ High School (the old site of Crows Nest Boys’ High)

Some gorgeous older semis, new backyard developments and renovated homes.

Catherine is one of my older sisters.

Just near the hustle and bustle of Sydney Uni and Glebe Point Rd cafes, restaurants, bars and bookshops is Catherine St.

Great spot for breakie and a walk through this old area, well known for as one of the areas championed by Tom Uren who promoted the restoration and re-use of some run-down inner city areas like Glebe (and Woolloomooloo as well).

Finally able to take the dog for a walk after she had surgery before Christmas. Nice 🙂

What a beautiful little pub, tucked away in Rozelle near Balmain.

Welcome indeed. We’d been down at the water’s edge at Birchgrove giving the new pup her first swim and so were looking for a dog friendly hotel nearby.

The Welcome has been a dog friendly pub since 1878

A great variety of craft beers on tap (I had the Ekim After Battle), a substantial wine list and a gorgeous beer garden.

I can see why it was voted Time Out’s Sydney pub of the year in 2014.

Go there. We’ll be back!

The dog is definitely a water lover 🙂 Took her a while to warm to it. but once she got used to the water, she loved it.

Beautifully situated above Woolwich Dock, the Woolwich Pier Hotel is right at the end of the peninsula at Woolwich, near Hunters Hill. With views to the Bridge and Harbour, it’s a favourite of locals and visitors alike.

The Woolwich has a beautiful balcony as well as beer gardens that afford private areas for small groups to sit and enjoy a drink.

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 🙂
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 😦

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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.