Posts Tagged ‘inner west’

A beautiful afternoon for a bay-side walk.

Today, Easter Friday, we walked from Canada Bay along the waterfont, through Cabarita to Mortlake, near the car ferry across the river to Putney.

We love walking through areas where the home owners don’t own the water; makes for a much nicer walk ūüôā

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A beautiful path virtually the whole way.

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The end of Durham St, Canada Bay. The start of today’s path

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Bayview Park, near Massey Park Golf Course

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Looking west towards Breakfast Point

After a fabulous wedding where Nic and Jo said “I do” we needed to head over to Erskinville to pick up a car that was left there in The Great Clear Family Wedding Car Shuffle. We made our way there, during Sydney’s terrific first day of autumn afternoon downpour, via Enmore for some¬†Ice cream.

There’s so many great Gelato cafes through the inner west, including a previous favourite,¬†n2 extreme gelato¬†¬†Check it out – very cool how they just add liquid nitrogen to a liquid mix and create instant ice cream. We didn’t go there, however… time for something new ūüôā¬†Across the road from the iconic Enmore Theatre in King St is Cow and Moon, purveyors of THE BEST ICE CREAM IN SYDNEY. Yep, big claim, so check this link.

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A great range of amazing flavours. $6.50 for a medium cup with 3 flavours… that’ll do! Cointreau,¬†Hazelnut Roche, Afogato, Banana and Salted Caramel, Apple Lemon and Blood Orange Sorbet, Popcorn, Pistachio, Coconut and Hazelnut Roche, Hazelnut and Italian Nougat, Jaffa, traditional Lemon Sorbet, Mixed Berry and Chocolate Sorbet… bloody good!

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We wandered along Enmore Road while we ate, and washed our sticky hands under the dripping downpipe of the Enmore.

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So, on to J… no real thoughts at the moment!

A workmate of Robyn’s knows a helicopter pilot.
Through her, John from HeliScenic helicopter tours out of Bankstown Airport had offered us a great deal on a flight over the beaches, from Palm Beach in the north down to Cronulla, following the walk along the coast we did last year.
What a great week H!

Until John rang early Saturday morning as we were heading out to Bankstown, advising us that the low cloud meant we wouldn’t have the best experience and that we should postpone. Spending a small fortune for anything less than 100%… pretty easy decision… we postponed.

While sitting at a cafe in Eastwood having a coffee, a few suggestions from friends included

  • a trip to¬†Hurstville
  • a visit to Palm beach to see the set of Home and Away (noice work, Mark Williamson!)
  • High tea
  • Haberfield
  • Hazelbrook
  • Hogwarts
  • Hang gliding or Hover crafting on the Hawkesbury
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UTS Rowers has rebuilt the clubhouse at Haberfield, so we headed over there on Sunday morning for breakfast.

A pretty limited menu in a venue that is so obviously run by people who run a club, not a cafe or restaurant!
Here’s a few tips for the good folks at UTS Rowers Club…

  1. When you enter and sign in, offer a coffee when you stand there, point and say “Sit anywhere you want.:
  2. Approach said people sitting there and tell them the reason you are being completely ignored is because you need to order from the bar.
  3. Offer a menu! (“They’re at the bar. Help yourself”)
  4. Offer a bottle of water. (“At the bar. Help yourself”)
  5. Just because I’m wearing a fetching pink polo shirt, ha e a look before walking up to the table and declaring “Hello ladies. Everything all right?”

A great deck to sit, eat, drink and watch the world go by, but we won’t be hurrying back. There’s better value and experiences all over the inner west.

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IMG_3676Every Saturday, local NSW farmers and artisan food producers bring their fresh and seasonal produce to the Everleigh Farmers’ Market.

About 70 stallholders sell fresh produce including fruit and vegetables, meat, dairy, bread, olive oil, wine and more.

There were stalls there with produce from as far as Orange and Bateman’s Bay.

IMG_3675We had a wander, bought some dips and fruit and tried a few differnt things. Great markets.

We then went to Erskinville where we had breakfast at The Bakerman Cafe, out the front of the old Erko Post Office. We rang Nic McRobie to tell him we were around and enjoyed a coffee and catch-up with him and Jo.