Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Went to Manly

Did another photo trip around The Rocks, an area of Sydney catering to the tourists. This is the part of the city first colonised by the convicts and their keepers, and features some very quaint little allies, barely wide enough for two people to walk side by side. Also a host of small restaurants and cafes.
Took a ferry trip to Manly, a place just out of Sydney, and met up with another WCer,Lindsay, whose user name is LPBaker. We spent a very pleasant afternoon visiting the Manly Art Gallery, and on to a blissfully quiet park area, where the only disturbance was bird song. Also took in the view of the Sydney area from a headland which overlooks the way to the ocean, taken by the Sydney/Hobart yacht race each year. Oh to be up there on race day. It was a great afternoon... thanks Lindsay.
(Note) The pics are in The Rocks, not Manly.

Monday, September 28, 2009


Been here a week already. Time flies when you're having fun :) At least it's warming up a bit.... sunny and hardly any wind today.
Took a couple of photos this morning while roaming North Sydney, one of an interesting looking house, no idea how old, and another of North Sydney Post Office, again age unknown but certainly not modern.
Yes, I remembered to crop them this time.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

More wanderings

I went for a walk yesterday to explore Tunks Park. I had seen if from North Bridge way above, so wanted to go down and roam. Got a photo of the bridge from below. Also another of those beautiful boat moorings...Long Bay...with which Sydney abounds. I found that when you go down to something you have to come back up..... a path that climbed a mountain... but it was good exercise and a great morning.
In the afternoon I golfed in a gale with my daughter Sarah.... sorry no photos :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

City Wanderings

Yesterday I wandered the city for a while.... had a beer at the Warriors Return, my favourite Sydney pub....had lunch at a Bavarian restaurant in The Rocks....rode a ferry across to the north shore and walked from there home, so got my exercise :)
A couple of photos I sort of like are of (right)the bustle at Circular Quay... and (left)one showing one of the newer "fast" ferries, really sleek lines and comfortable seating.
Could have cropped those photos for better effect... but they were direct from the camera.... must keep that in mind.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Walk pt 5

My stroll took me around Lavender Bay. A mooring for some very nice smaller craft.
(Note) For anyone who's counting, this computer is one day and several hours out as it's on Vernon time, so all days and dates are one day off....who cares anyway ? :)

walk pt 4

Thought while I was at it I would include a not so usual view of the Sydney Opera House. It's taken from the North Sydney shore of course.

walk pt 3

Looks like she is going to hit the opera house , but just the usual illusion.

walk pt 2

Not just small craft use the harbour. Saw this big one heading under the bridge into the harbor. I mean BIG.

A morning walk

I went for a walk this morning along part of the shore of Sydney harbour. Very peaceful, hardly anyone around. Got some, to me, interesting photos and will try to get photos and text in some sort of relation. May have to do this as seperate posts.
The first is what was at one time the biggest hinge in the world. I supports half of one end of Sydney harbour bridge.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Would you believe it ???? I arrive in Sydney and the city is half shut down with a dust storm. The sky is a pale orange all over. Absolutely devoid of features. And no !!!!... you ain't getting a photo of it lol.

Sydney again

Got here safely on a sunny day. Yes it rained. Must be me. lol Pics to follow.Found one already :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

6 days

Only 6 days and I am off to Oz again Sept. 20, until the middle of October. Watch for what goes on and photos. Anyone figures there is something in or near Sydney that I should see just let me know.