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…

The fourth day of Christmas

Hmmm, what shall I do today? I am fortunate enough to be working at a university library and as the entire University shuts down for 2 weeks over Christmas we have this enforced holiday every year, from a few days before Christmas until the day after New Year. It costs us a few days leave,…

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…

February is just fine

I don’t particularly like summer and February is normally the month I dread more than any other – it’s hot, humid, the back-to-work-after-the-holidays-blues have well and truly settled in and it always seems ages to the next public holiday. This year it’s different. February has been fabulous so far! What am I grateful for this…