Posts Tagged ‘cycle’

Elder son, Matt. (Whoops, already done Matthew St in Crows Nest! #favouritechild?? LOL)

Such a range of houses around St Ives. Rundown bungalows strewn with rubbish, huge houses with manicured gardens, even old houses with horses in the adjoining paddock (2 horses on a block, probably about $1million per horse!)




An early morning ride along the Alexandria Canal from Tempe to Alexandria.

Enjoyed breakfast at The Grounds cafe. 

Not really what could be described as a scenic ride… it is along a canal and beside an airport after all, but still, a bit of blue on the map to fill in, and breaking at an institution such as The Grounds… well, any excuse will do!




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!


A great day… until we broke down driving home 😦


A beautiful, late winter’s day; a bike ride along the cycleway beside the Cooks River from Canterbury north to Rookwood, towards Homebush Olympics site, and back.


But seriously, fishing in this pretty polluted river? Hope he doesn’t have a seafood restaurant!


Beautiful sunny Sunday morning for a bike ride around the waterfront of the inner west, through Drummoyne, Russell Lea, Chiswick, Abbotsford, Five Dock and Canada Bay.

Past the site of the old Nestle Factory too.The original house is still there as you can see in the pics below.



After an early morning airport drop-off, a sunrise walk along part of the Cooks River this morning. Pretty impressive what the councils along this river have done to clean it up and make it somewhere you might want to walk.



By the Cooks River near Dulwich Hill


By the Cooks River near Dulwich Hill


Breakfast at Shenkin at Erskinville. Great Israeli food.

Threatening skies didn’t deter us from going for a bicycle ride near where we live at Rhodes.

Near where Sydney’s Olympics were staged in 2000, Rhodes was a very industrial area, but proximity to the city, access to trains and being close to the Olympic precinct has seen it undergo a transformation over the past few years into a new urban centre with thousands of people housed in a stack of high rise towers.

Beside the water there’s a terrific wide, flat path for cyclists and walkers alike.

We joined the path at Meadowbank, ride over the old railway bridge down to the Olympic site.

Unfortunately the weather beat us and after sheltering a few times in picnic shelters and under a new pedestrian bridge we made it back to the car without too much drama.

A great ride. We’ll do this again 🙂


Love the way they have kept the old rail bridge over the Parramatta River at Meadowbank and preserved it for cyclists and pedestrians.


Great path beside the river. Don’t drink the water… yet! But it’s getting cleaner.


Waiting out the worst of the downpour.


Week 20 ~ T is for Tempe

Posted: May 17, 2015 in Walking
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Tempe. Industrial Sydney. My father in law caught the train each day here to work in the Department of Civil
Aviation workshops at nearby Marrickville for probably 30 years.
We are quite probably in the majority of Sydney residents… who knew you could own a 200 metre deep river
front property just 2 or 3 kilometres from the airport?
OK, the Cooks River isn’t the Riviera, but still; the river’s gradually being cleaned up I’m sure and I could
live there. Parks, huge blocks, cafes… nice.  A great morning 🙂

Tempe Railway Station. Fabulous handicapped parking... just need a lift.

Tempe Railway Station. Fabulous handicapped parking… just need a lift.