Posts Tagged ‘Weekends in Sydney’

A beautiful, late winter’s day; a bike ride along the cycleway beside the Cooks River from Canterbury north to Rookwood, towards Homebush Olympics site, and back.

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But seriously, fishing in this pretty polluted river? Hope he doesn’t have a seafood restaurant!

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An early start before a busy weekend with things to do, places to be and people to see.

A short walk along through some streets and bush tracks, no waterfront.

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We are definitely making progress!

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A really pretty, beautifully maintained, walk through the bush from the end of Ford St to Bob Campbell Oval

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Love this tree root.

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Looking across to Woolwich

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Chilly!

After parking, we walked to the base of the ANZAC Bridge where we had walked some weeks ago¬† and walked around the water’s edge to the bridge, completing that bit of the loop.

Breakie at Zebra Lounge along the way, and a coffee on one of the finger wharves¬†before walking past the new Barangaroo urban development, we finished up at The Rocks where Sydney’s annual Aroma Coffee festival was running.

Great day.

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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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A windy walk around Pulpit Point today.

What a mixture… contemporary town houses, Southern Belle mansions, garish, horribly painted abominations, red brick originals, massive older houses on huge blocks and some new steel and glass.

We’d manage to live there, though; hell of a location!

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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.


After an early morning airport drop-off, a sunrise walk along part of the Cooks River this morning. Pretty impressive what the councils along this river have done to clean it up and make it somewhere you might want to walk.

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By the Cooks River near Dulwich Hill

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By the Cooks River near Dulwich Hill

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Breakfast at Shenkin at Erskinville. Great Israeli food.

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.