I’m blaming Sydney for my silence!!
Wow, have I been slack!! Its been over a month since I wrote my last blog. This means I have broken the cardinal rule of blogging: ‘You must be regular’ – ‘Your readers must hear from you consistently’, ‘keep those posts coming’.
It’s not that I’ve tired of this hobby, or that I have run out of ideas. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. I’ve just returned home after spending two glorious months exploring Sydney and have an archive of photos, notes as well as ideas in my head.
I was to0 busy being ‘not at home, that I didn’t have time to write’!!
According to my Fitbit, I walked between 10 – 12 km each day. One day I did 22 km. By the time I arrived home I was too tired to open my computer to share with you the fun I had on the streets of Sydney.
Added to that I was staying with Devan and Shanley and the evenings were spent together treasuring the limited time we had before I headed back to the shores of Africa.
Sydney, with her magnificent harbour, interesting suburbs, marvellous coastal walks and of course nature reserves has provided me with a never-ending list of ideas and topics to share with you. So, although I can’t promise regular posts as much as I would like to, I’m back and will write.
In the meanwhile, enjoy some of my favourite photos (not necessarily the best, most taken with my cellphone) and I’ll elaborate in future posts.
Spent most of my time in Sydney itself
On the right, we’re enjoying an evening picnic in Hyde Park. Afterwards, we strolled around the park in search of possums which we found. They are so tame, obviously people feed them and they were happy to help us finish our strawberries and blueberries. Rather an expensive meal for a possum, but fun for us.
Red wine tastes even better in the company of Sydney’s Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.
Every ferry ride off Circular Quay is exciting especially while passing Sydney’s icons
Coogee to Bondi Coastal walk ends here. Fabulous walk, love this pool and Bondi is exciting
View of Sydney from the walkway across Harbour Bridge
Friend Lyn and myself at Tarango Zoo admiring the incredible views of Sydney
On the Goods Line Urban walk found this eye-catching building – Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
Anzac Bridge – had to cross it every day to get in/out of Sydney city from Devan’s house
Above: Elkington Park where we took the dogs for a walk most days
Right: Devan feeding Lucy the orphan kangaroo at Featherdale Wildlife Park
Port Macquarie, Melbourne and Jervis Bay
With cousin Jill in Dandenong Mountains, Melbourne
Above: Port Macquarie Coastal Walk
Right: On the road to Jervis Bay, dogs included!!
Birds, with dashes of other wonderful creatures
Left: A Buller’s Albatross caught to be ringed.
Right top: Loved seeing wild Kangaroos and Wallabies
Right: Rose Robin
Left Bottom: Goanna
Middle Bottom: Bird Hide in Olympic Park Stadium
Right Bottom: Click here to read about Rainbow Lorikeets
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