Posts Tagged ‘walking inner Sydney’

David is Robyn’s sister’s husband, who now lives on the Gold Coast.

David St is a short street that runs off the Pacific Hwy at the corner of North Sydney Girls’ High School (the old site of Crows Nest Boys’ High)

Some gorgeous older semis, new backyard developments and renovated homes.


Susan is my niece.

This Susan St is in Newtown, is a quiet, narrow, small street in an area that historically was working class small cottages and semis and rows of joined houses with dunny lanes.

Now? Who doesn’t want to lice in a cosmopolitan, bustling are 2 km from the CBD?

Love the park on the corner. Love the nod to its former use.

Catherine is one of my older sisters.

Just near the hustle and bustle of Sydney Uni and Glebe Point Rd cafes, restaurants, bars and bookshops is Catherine St.

Great spot for breakie and a walk through this old area, well known for as one of the areas championed by Tom Uren who promoted the restoration and re-use of some run-down inner city areas like Glebe (and Woolloomooloo as well).

Finally able to take the dog for a walk after she had surgery before Christmas. Nice 🙂

John St, Rydalmere

Posted: January 21, 2018 in Sydney Streets

HWe read that there were markets at the old Defence site where Silverwater Rd crosses the Parramatta River, so we headed down early to beat the heat and check them out.

We parked in John St and walked past what is fast becoming a rare site this close to Sydney… heaps of old fibro houses. Lots of old Housing Commission houses as well.

We combined this with a walk along the Parramatta River along the great path that’s been built there.

img_8482On the corner of Darling Street since the 1870’s, The London’s colonial era building with its veranda and sandstone walls is reminder of times gone by.
The hotel has very close ties to the Cooper’s Brewery and the site was once part of a Cooper’s Brewery Complex.
Great pub grub and and fine dining with a great selection of beers on tap (including a gluten free option!) and wines.
Very dog friendly, so if the mutt is part of the family, then bring him or her with you. They are always ready to welcome puppies with a fresh bowl of water.
And their little secret? If there are fireworks going off over the Harbour Bridge, then this is the place to watch them 🙂


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 😦


What a beautiful spring morning for a walk from the bottom of Mowbray Road along the northern shore of the lane Cove River towards Fullers Bridge Road.


This part of the Great North Walk takes you through the historic Fairyland Pleasure Grounds, made famous by the Swan family in the 1920s. It’s an easy walk in.

The Council has done a good job of identifying what used to be there, quite extraordinary to imagine women with parasols  and man in boater hat’s and blazers picnicking and going on Ferris wheel and merry-go-round.

Plenty of historic pics here