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The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the “Missing Link” at Barangaroo was opened, so we headed in to the city, excited to walk from Darling Harbour, past the new casino, all the way to Barangaroo Point.

Sadly, their definition of the missing link being opened and ours, differs. Some of the link is open, but until the new Metro station is completed, she’s not open.

We took this pic which is part of what’s been opened up. It’s been well done.

Our new pup Indie’s first proper walk. We forgot to take a pic of her first cafe outing!
A wander down this lovely strip this afternoon, following this guide from North Sydney Council.

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We’ve walked down this street before and never noticed the former Presbyterian School Hall

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1976! 1976! This chimney standing beside the fence at 126 Blues Point Rd belonged to a small cottage built in the 1860s. It was the last in the municipality to have electricity connected in 1976.

This weekend we followed a tour from https://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au called Skirting Sydney.
It focused on The Rocks and around Martin Place. This tour pinpoints key sites where girls and women lived and worked, where they were educated and entertained, and where pioneering activist women held meetings, published journals and sometimes in the process expanded the possibilities for all women’s lives.
Good stuff.

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Robyn’s mother was a Kelly before marrying Keith Bender. We walked Ada St, Erskinville, early in the year.

Henley is a beautiful little pocket on the water just west of the Gladesville Bridge.

Some gorgeous old and new houses with views over the water east towards the city and west down the Parramatta River.

The historic Henley Baths used to be at the end of Kelly St… well, that’s what I’m guessing… buggered if I can find anything about them, but they are on Google Maps!

Sam, Susan and Henry’s father is Gavin.

On the northern edge of Cherrybrook, abutting the bush, lies Gavin Place.

Bruce St, Ryde

Posted: October 7, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Bruce is the husband of my sister, Elizabeth.

Lynne Place, Hornsby

Posted: September 23, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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What to do? Go with the given name (Lynne St) or what Lynne is known by (Charlie Close near Wet ‘n Wild, Sydney or Charlie St at Middleton Grange). In the end we settled for Lynne St, Hornsby, which we walked with friends Tracie and Mal.

Like many streets with a given person’s name, Lynne St is pretty short, as evidenced by the panorama I took using the Google St view app.

It’s often not until you walk around streets that you realise where you are in relation to other locations you know well – like the Golf Driving Range at Thorneigh we could see (in the pic below.)

Trent Rd runs into an industrial area at North Rocks. Bailey enjoyed a run through the bush at the end of the street, quiet on a Saturday afternoon.
I think it might be a bit busier on Sunday… the largest church compound we have ever seen is at the end of the road. Saesoon Presbyterian Church is a massive beast… hectares of land, thousands of square metres of buildings and car parks.

Judith St runs east from Wakehurst Parkway.
One of the streets coming off it is Waterview St. We didn’t notice it the first time we passed it, but when we got to the end we saw that some of the residents of Judith St have lovely views out over Manly.

 

Julie St, Nth Ryde

Posted: June 10, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Julie is my brother Geoff’s wife.

Some welcome rain over the long weekend didn’t dampen our spirits. We parked the car near Julie St and walked towards Macquarie University along the path that follows Shrimpton Creek.

Breakie at a cafe (who’d have thought a dog would be keen for pickled turnip?!) and we made it back without needing to use the umbrellas.