Posts Tagged ‘walk’

Pooped! Absolutely exhausted. A hell of a walk this weekend!



Paris

Posted: March 28, 2021 in Europe in Australia, Walking
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So this weekend, amidst the torrential rain the east coast was experiencing, we headed to Paris to eat indoors.

God it’s been wet!!!!

Jordan, a fascinating country.
Friendly people, great food, Petra, the Dead Sea, red desserts…

One of the great takeaways from our trip to Jordan in 2018 was the stairs.
Everywhere! Some things never change!

A bit cooler than last time we were here. And fewer restaurants… must be COVID

Oxford

Posted: February 6, 2021 in Europe in Australia, Sydney, Walking
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Beautiful Oxford. We were last here in 2016/17. Home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English speaking world. And close to the more contemporary Macquarie University.

We need to get to Norfolk Island one day 🙂
Oxford’s changing. Unrecognisable to many from previous generations.

They did a good job rebuilding after the war.

Dresden Pl, Raymond Terrace

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.

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 🙂

Parramatta Lake

Posted: May 23, 2020 in dogs
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So this weekend, very excited… cafes are back opening so we went for breakfast at Parramatta and then headed over to North Parramatta where we did a loop track around the lake.

Wikipedia says:

  • The masonry arch-walled dam was completed in 1856 to supply water for domestic purposes
  • The dam was the twelfth engineered dam built since Roman times
  • the first engineered dam in Australia
  • the second arch built dam universally that involved calculations for its construction.

Wow. Who knew?

About 5 km

Can’t keep the dog out of the water!

 

From The Dictionary of Sydney, a well put together self-guided heritage walk of Sydney’s oldest municipality.

Based on Randwick City Council’s heritage plaques program, an app contains information on the best historical buildings and sites in Randwick.


Randwick’s pretty high… imagine the views to the ocean 100 years ago.


The Verger’s residence… I can’t help but see Alice from The Vicar of Dibly.


The Coach and Horses… my uncle spent a little too much time here each day.

There are beautiful rows of terraces in this old suburb.

The Presbyterian Church is nothing to look at from the outside.

So easy to take things like water from a tap for granted. The first public fountain in Randwick

Captain Cook