Day tripper: Oatley Park

New Years Day. Again. I’m not sure how I feel about the way 2014 went and I’m also not sure what’s coming up in 2015 – I feel like I’m at a sort of crossroads but of what I’m not entirely sure. It’s an unsettling sort of feeling, I’m trusting that time will help me…

The fifth day of Christmas

Today is a cross between a #blog12daysxmas post and one of my Daytripper posts. This morning I mentioned to some friends that I was taking pot luck for my walk today: I had half a thought of going to Bondi or Coogee and walking some of the beautiful coast track, but when I got off…

Daytripper: Oatley-Como railway bridge

In an attempt to atone for the excess of food consumed on Christmas Day, today I walked across the historic railway bridge that spans the Georges River between Oatley and Como on the South Coast/Illawarra railway line. It’s a popular walk and I often see power walkers, joggers, families and cyclists using the bridge as…

Daytripper: Watson’s Bay

There is a lot of architecture going on in Watson’s Bay. Chiefly, there is a weatherboard, slightly nautical look that struck me as an architectural cross between The Ghost and Mrs Muir and Admiral Boom’s house from Mary Poppins. It intrigued me and I would have taken photos except that I felt a bit awkward about snapping pictures of…

Botany Bay National Park

I love a long weekend! Particularly a four day long weekend. Good Friday saw us head out to Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell for a few hours with some friends who had a rare day off because of the public holiday and wanted to do some fishing. I’m not mad keen about fishing so…

Museum of Sydney

Part of my renewed energy and interest in the things going on around me led to a decision yesterday to head into town and visit the Museum of Sydney. Mostly because I’d never been.  It’s on the mandatory list of school excursions so my kids have been there – but I don’t often play tourist…

Water water everywhere

In the next of a not very reliable or regular series of posts designed to highlight the stories behind the photos I’m taking for the Friday Photos Challenge, I bring you a tiny bit of the Coast Walk – from South Bondi to Bronte Beach.  If you spend even 5 minutes looking through the Friday…

Lunch by the river

By Friday night this week, a vague plan was forming between Young Gun & one of his friends to spend Saturday afternoon at Monster Skate Park at Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush. Monster operates with set 3 hour session times and as Homebush is an hour or so from home in traffic, I usually plan to…