The Danube

Posted: January 25, 2021 in Sydney Streets
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Ahh the Danube. Some famous cities straddle Europe’s second longest river, including Linz and Vienna in Austria.

A little warmer this time; we’ve never visited in Summer before so the change in the landscape is striking.

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Having arrived the night before departure we had the evening at leisure, so we had time for some Sangria. Delicious!

The next morning, we were on our way. The river was just beautiful!

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Danube St, Kiama.
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We docked beside a beautiful, huge old fig, which had some of the local area’s dry stone walls running to it. We found a stone that didn’t belong *

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Finished the night with, of course, schnitzel. Perhaps not as good as previous, but still, it completed the holiday, back in Vienna.
And an ice cream 🙂

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All in all, a lovely weekend away (in Kiama).

*https://youtu.be/DAYX.lC59yWs?t=122

Previous visits included Christmas Day where we had lunch at a hotel, and with the kids a couple of years ago.

Florence

Posted: January 19, 2021 in Sydney Streets
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Went back to Italy for the weekend.
Love Florence.

We decided to stay in France this weekend, and re-visited lovely Avignon.

Reims

Posted: January 4, 2021 in Sydney Streets
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2021 has begun in the same fashion that 2020 ended… Sydney has entered a new lockdown for some, masks have become compulsory indoors, and travel is, for the time being, off.

Can’t see overseas travel returning this year at all.

So, with that in mind, we’re doing an internal NSW travel experience.

We’ll walk a street that has a connection to a past overseas holiday each week.

This week we revisited Reims. There’s been a few changes since we last visited 😉

Reims Street, Russell Lea.
Same same, but different
Coffee 🙂
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Auburn – Duck River

Posted: January 1, 2021 in dogs, Walking
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The council has done a pretty good job at creating a walk along the Duck River. Level, wide, good access. Will be better when the river continues to get cleaned up, but until then… really?… people fishing? Glad I’m not going to his place for a BBQ!

East Ryde

Posted: January 1, 2021 in Sydney Streets

There’s a creek in the bottom of every valley, and a lot of them have a path along them… it’s just a matter of finding that path 🙂
We walked along the track from Gannon Park
(sort of following Pidding Road) and then to Ryde Park along Buffalo Creek.

Hunters Hill in spring and the Jacarandas are out. Just beautiful.

Meadowbank TAFE

Posted: January 1, 2021 in dogs, Sydney
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Meadowbank TAFE’s main entrance is on Blaxland Road near Top Ryde Shopping Centre, but the property extends all the way down the hill. Entering from that bottom gate reveals a great place for a walk through the various TAFE areas.

Huskisson to Valentia

Posted: November 30, 2020 in dogs, Walking
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Holidays!

We walked the beachside path (no off leash) from Huskisson to Valentia and back.

4km level path. Lovely 🙂

Forsyth Park at Neutral Bay, in the shade of Nth Sydney CBD.

Off leash dogs allowed when there’s no sport being played.

Community garden, historic (never used) oil containers for the war effort, playground and a bush path to enjoy.

Love Sydney.