22 October 2009

Oh I do like to live besides the sea side... sing along now!

Sundays are a great day for getting out and about in this city.  We aren't too keen on crowds so we prefer to go for walks along the clifftops, or the beach, or the Manly walkway we are so fond of.

We park the car just down from Balgowlah and take our time walking over to Manly, stopping frequently to admire the scenery and sometimes to watch the start of a yacht race.  The pathway can get busy at times too, but it's generally a very pleasant outing.

We'll walk down to Manly beach,along the beachfront, past Shelly Beach up to the cliffs and then back to the car again.

I don't have any photos of Manly beach, but I do have these of the walkway.

Click on the photos if you want to see a larger version...

Another one of our favourite walks is on the opposite side of the bay below:

The picture above shows the ferry terminal with one of Manly's favourite 'water holes' in the foreground.

Everyone pictures Sydney as a big city, with a bridge and an opera house... well, Sydney is a big city and it has a number of bridges (my favourite is the Anzac bridge!) and lots of people.  It also has a lot of lovely old buildings, large and small.

There is something here for everyone.  Glebe and Paddington have their rows of houses which remind me of England!  Cherrybrook,Castle Hill, St Ives and Turramurra have wide roads and large properties that remind me of a typical suburb in South Africa.  Leichardt has a distinctly 'Italian' flavour; Haymarket is referred to as 'China Town' and Cabramatta as 'Little Vietnam'. That's just for starters!

We have the Blue Mountains to the West of us and you can visit the Jenolan Caves for a totally different day out.  Up North we have the Hunter Valley famous for its wineries and great cheese.  Down South we have Kiama which is famous for its big blowhole and fish and chips.  The first few years that we lived in Sydney we were out and about absolutely every weekend.  Now we save our long drives for the times when we have family and friends come to stay.

April Blackbird

1 comment:

ChickieChirps said...

It looks so pretty! Wish we were there!