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Displayed in various places around St Ignatius’ College, Riverview are signs advising that they welcome visitors to enjoy walking through their grounds. What a pleasant surprise!

We started below the college and walked up through the bush to the top ovals, then made our way through the grounds past beautiful, quiet, contemplative spaces down to the river.

A path along the riverfront, past various rowing boat sheds, sailing clubs, scout halls, parks, marshy swamp and ferry wharves eventually leads to and links up with streets in Northwood.

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Overcast and showery for a walk today through Putney towards Gladesville.
A real mix of houses, some beautiful, some ugly, others huge and some obviously just sitting on a goldmine by the water and refusing to waste a cent on any renovation or work before selling for demolition in the future.

Who knew that the original James Squire Bewery, Australia’s first brewery, was in Ryde, eh? Well, Putney. Where the red spot is below.

A lot of this walk was along the waterfront and through parks… nice.

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Lovely afternoon sun for a walk through a historic part of Hunters Hill.

How ridiculous there are no apostrophes in place names any more because people don’t know how to use them. Grrr

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Another short walk around the Woolwich peninsular, this time on a rainy winter morning.

Some stunning houses.

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A holiday Monday, we finished off walking around Balmain East. What an eclectic mix of old and new, architecturally designed glass and steel and flaking weatherboard, big and tiny, light and dark, loved and tendered and falling into disrepair.

As this area was historically “working man’s territory”, I don’t think there’s a better example of asset rich, cash poor anywhere else in Sydney; residents sitting on millions of dollars of real estate, without the means to renovate and take advantage of views and location.

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A cool winter’s morning walk around Greenwich Point this weekend.

Not shown on any maps are the walkways and paths and steps that make this a loop walk rather than a series of dead-end streets.

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Looking across the The Deckhouse and Woolwich Dock.

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Lovely little park above Greenwich Baths

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From The Coal Loader at Waverton on the left, Louisa Rd and Birchgrove in the middle to Coakatoo Island on the right

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Greenwich Sailing Club, just east of Greenwich Baths

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City across to Anzac Bridge

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Iron Cove Bridge and Birkenhead Point in the background

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From the walkway at the end of Gother Ave

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From the walkway at the end of Gother Ave

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A reminder that Sydney is still, in some places, a working port. Oil/Petrol tanks at Greenwich.


A beautiful Sydney late autumn Sunday; t-shirts and shorts, 25C and winter is a week away.

There’s some stunning homes in this part of Sydney.

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The city from Hunters Hill wharf

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Substantial engineering to maximise the expensive real estate!

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Hunters Hill wharf

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Cafe near Woolwich Pier Hotel

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Love this gate!

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Here come The Habibs house

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After a couple of weeks off with Robyn overseas, we picked up again this weekend to walk from the end of Darling St west to Birchgrove.

Views across just 500m of harbour to the new Barangaroo site from the southern side of Darling St, beautiful waterfront parkland and renovated historic factory buildings and industrial waterfront.

All in all, a great walk.

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The city is just a stone’s throw away across the entrance to Darling Harbour

 

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Barangaroo from East Balmain

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Cool. Art on the side of a house at Duke St

 

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The old Colgate Factory, now factory apartments.

 

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Ferry workshops near the Colgate factory

 

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Didn’t know that Mort Bay was named after a person and not anything to do with Death as such. Nor did we know that WWII vessels were manufactured in Balmain.

 

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Australia’s oldest dry dock here at Mort Bay

 

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Mort Bay

 

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Ballast Point Park, Birchgrove. Worth a visit.

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Ballast Point Park, Birchgrove.

The Swans v Giants pre-season footy match was on Friday night so we parked the car near Drummoyne Oval a little beforehand and headed east towards the city. Some beautiful water-front real estate, a few hidden parks. Nice 🙂

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Rea Reserve, Drummoyne Ave

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Rea Reserve, Drummoyne Ave

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Some beautiful waterfront real estate with views east to the harbour bridge. Some places make it easier to sticky-beak than others!

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From Drummoyne ferry wharf

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Lovely little park at the end of Lyons Rd

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Private beach and a dog park opposite Spectacle Island

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Private beach and a dog park opposite Spectacle Island

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Drummoyne Oval

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Drummoyne Oval. Swans | Giants pre-season. Cheap entry 😉

We drove down to Rhodes and parked at the northern end of the path, near the railway bridge to Meadowbank.

We unloaded the bikes and headed off south along a beautiful path beside the river in front of all the new apartments at Rhodes.

As the shopping strip peters out, the path continues along the waterfront, through the Rhodes wetlands, past bird sanctuaries, recreation areas and, once we reached Wentworth Point (close to the Olympic Park), housing.

It was raining this day, so we stopped here and had a coffee before returning back a different way through the various Olympic area paths.

The following week, in bright sunshine, we parked the car and headed out from near the Olympic Archery Centre, heading west along the bike path. We rode past the Armory cafe, but had to cross the river at the bridge at Silverwater road as there’s no path through the oil refinery. The path continued on this other side of the river… we rode till it finished near Western Sydney University.

Here we turned around and rode back to the Armory Cafe for breakie. A nice morning 🙂

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Bike paths

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Rhodes waterfront

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The Armory Cafe

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The Armory Cafe

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Looking east from near Silverwater Road

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Heading west towards The Armory Cafe

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Heading west towards The Armory Cafe

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Wentworth Point (near Olympic Park) from Rhodes

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Historic wrecks at Rhodes

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Bird watching refuge at the wetlands area near Wentworth Point

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Bird watching refuge at the wetlands area near Wentworth Point