Posts Tagged ‘weekends’

The Swanson Hotel holds only good  memories for us… our nephew was married there a couple of years ago.

Located a bit away from Erko shops and strip, just near Erskinville Oval, comfortable downstairs bars with an open fire on a cold day, upstairs dining and footpath tables.

Good food menu, our trio of tapas went down very nicely! Lovely spot.

An early morning ride along the Alexandria Canal from Tempe to Alexandria.

Enjoyed breakfast at The Grounds cafe. 

Not really what could be described as a scenic ride… it is along a canal and beside an airport after all, but still, a bit of blue on the map to fill in, and breaking at an institution such as The Grounds… well, any excuse will do!

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imageThis weekend we finished the link from the Cooks River to the Parramatta River (Sydney Harbour) by riding from the Cave Road shops at South Strathfield (where we finished one day in August) near the end of the Cooks River through Strathfield to Homebush.

The excellent bike path peters out unfortunately and isn’t great all the way through to the Olympic site where we rode in March but still, a lot of paths and quiet streets.

Only a few weeks left to complete the “West of the Bridge” year 🙂
Need to do The Bay Run at Drummoyne/Leichhardt and maybe a bit of Duck Creek near Auburn, or follow the beautiful (!!??) Alexandria Canal to breakfast at The Grounds and we’re done. #timing

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Credit where it’s due. The local councils have done a terrific job of building a river front walk along the northern bank of the Parramatta River. Today we walked from the Rydalmere ferry stop west to Parramatta, past hundreds of new apartments (thousands of beds?), through industrial blocks, through University of Western Sydney and on to Parramatta ferry stop.

A quick coffee at the Port Bar Restaurant  before continuing west into Parramatta Park before turning around and catching the ferry back to Rydalmere.

Great walk.

 

LOVE daylight saving  And long weekend public holidays!

Beautiful day for a lovely walk along the Parramatta River from Meadowbank to Silverwater

A fabulous wide, level bike path past ovals, water play playgrounds and more.

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Glorious spring day for a walk from Mortlake to Rhodes, through Concord and the grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital, Thomas Walker Hospital near Concord Hospital and Yaralla.

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Mortlake Point, Hilly Street, Mortlake

Mortlake Point, Hilly Street, Mortlake

City in the background from the car ferry

City in the background from the car ferry

Car ferry home from Mortlake to Putney

Car ferry home from Mortlake to Putney

Ferrari owners club day at Brays Bay Reserve

Ferrari owners club day at Brays Bay Reserve

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

Ferrari owners club day at Brays Bay Reserve

Ferrari owners club day at Brays Bay Reserve

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

We tripped over a fair in Yaralla grounds

We tripped over a fair in Yaralla grounds

Looking back across to Mortlake

Looking back across to Mortlake

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

In the extensive grounds of Dame Edith Walker Hospital

Path near Yaralla, along the mangroves

Path near Yaralla, along the mangroves

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City views from Mortlake Point

City views from Mortlake Point

Mortlake Point, Hilly Street, Mortlake

Mortlake Point, Hilly Street, Mortlake

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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