Showing posts with label adventures in sydney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label adventures in sydney. Show all posts
Saturday, 7 April 2018

Easter Break


Unlike previous Easter breaks (2016 & 2017), the four day long weekend was comparatively relaxed. I spent most of the time offline and with a book in hand (although neither of the books I read were any good).

Although I feel as though I didn't leave Sydney, that is technically incorrect. On Good Friday, I headed out to Jellybean Pool at Glenbrook, a stone's throw from the Sydney metropolitan border. This was a revisit - I wanted to take S to experience the natural beauty of the swimming hole.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Boat ride around Sydney Harbour


A few weekends ago, I joined S's family on a boat trip around the harbour. We embarked at Woolwich Pier and headed out towards Cremorne Point via the Sydney Harbour Bridge!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Adventures in Sydney: Narrabeen Head


Move aside Barrenjoey Lighthouse, the best lookout on the Northern Beaches is definitely Narrabeen Head! On one side, it overlooks the relatively unknown Turrimetta Beach.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Adventures in Sydney: Warriewood Wetlands


I frequently open Google Maps and zoom into green areas in the hope of discovering a new place to explore. This often results in disappointment as I simply discover that it is a golf course. But I pinch out with my fingers and continue my hunt for another green spot on the map. And that is how I discovered wetlands that were not too far from home.

Warriewood Wetlands - spanning 26 hectares - is the largest remaining sand plain wetlands in the northern Sydney region. The 2.4km boardwalk weaves through the wetlands and, despite being located next to a road, it felt world's away from civilisation.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

[Video] Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park


A few months ago, all national parks in NSW had free entry and - taking full advantage of this because who doesn't like free things - S and I headed to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. We parked at West Head Lookout and went on a short bushwalk to Great Mackerel Beach. Near the end of the track, it was more bushwhacking than walking. A fellow walker let us pass on the "path" and said, "you can scare away the snakes for us".

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Adventures in Sydney: Two Creeks Track



Too often I delay things simply because, 'I will get around to it one day'. As I don't foresee a move from my current location within the next few years, I take the places nearby for granted and slowly become complacent.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Adventures in Sydney: Thornleigh Bushwalk


Another weekend, another bushwalk.

We ventured to Hornsby region - also known as the Bushland shire - for a relatively short bushwalk. One of the perks of living in Sydney is the close proximity to various bushwalks. However, admittedly, they eventually all look the same.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Adventures in Sydney: Jacaranda Hunting

Jacaranda

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Every year, I patiently await the bloom of the jacaranda trees. And every year, I am in awe of the beauty of the purple flowers. It brings me so much joy to spot them on my commute to and from work.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Adventures in Sydney: Hidden 2017

Hidden 2017

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Over the past few years, I have visited a few cemeteries around the world. From Savannah, Georgia to New Orleans, Louisiana and even Glasgow, Scotland! I understand that it is quite odd to be interested in visiting cemeteries and people usually throw a few quizzical looks my way.
Friday, 18 August 2017

Adventures in Sydney: Kurnell

Kurnell

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I headed down south to Kurnell. Kurnell is where Captain Cook first landed in 1770 and thus triggered the whole process of European settlement. Despite it being such an important place, I had never visited! The general areas is a bit odd; Botany Bay houses Sydney's (very small) port and Kurnell is also home to Caltex's giant oil refinery.

Kurnell
Another weekend, another picnic.

Kurnell
Made a little friend - as always don't feed the wildlife.
Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Adventures in Sydney: Bradley's Head

I have lived in Sydney for almost my entire life and there are times when I think that I have been everywhere that is even remotely interesting. However I know that is definitely not the case and I like to actively search for things to do. And also because I get restless. I used to joke to an ex* with, 'do you even Sydney?' The context to the joke was that he lived his entire life in Sydney and yet didn't know ... well a whole lot at all. Except for trendy brunch places. I actually find that to be a common occurrence and need to clarify when I ask people for things to do that I don't mean where to eat for brunch. Major digression.

I recently visited Bradley Head to watch the sunset. To save the $8 parking fee, we walked down the road (2km one way) to the water's edge.

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On the walk down we passed Bradley's Head Fortification. There is one cannon (there are three pits) and the trenches are still accessible.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Adventures in Sydney: Auburn Cherry Blossom Festival

It is now officially Spring in Sydney which is crazy! I can't believe that there are only 4 months left in 2015. I remember when I was a kid and a year felt like a really long time. And I didn't believe it when the grown ups would say, "oh this year is flying by". Aside from the fact that I can't believe that I am a grown up now, I completely understand the sentiment.

I visited Auburn Botanical Gardens 4 weeks ago and last weekend, I went for the Cherry Blossom Festival. My mate is from Auburn and as a resident he gets free entry (non residents pay $5) so I was his +1/ they let me go in with him. It was a little underwhelming but it was very cute seeing the little kids dressed up. In fact, quite a few people were dressed up for the day which I didn't expect.

Cherry Blossoms Festival - Auburn 2015

Cherry Blossoms Festival - Auburn 2015

Cherry Blossoms Festival - Auburn 2015

Cherry Blossoms Festival - Auburn 2015

I still largely believe that Sydney is quite boring. But for 2015 I have been on a mission to see as much of Sydney as I can. My next outing will be to Cabramatta Moon Cake Festival. I haven't been to Cabra for well over a decade and I am not a fan of moon cake either so this may seem a little odd. But like I always say: why not.
Sunday, 23 August 2015

Adventures in Sydney: Auburn

Auburn was a suburb that I wanted to visit for a while and for the Sydneysiders/Australians, how ridiculous is this. Seriously ridiculous.

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Why Auburn? It is apparently home to the largest Turkish supermarket in Sydney and has a large Turkish community. At this point, I was experiencing a small bout of wanderlust blues (in particular, I was thinking about my trip in Turkey).

I first visited the Auburn Botanic Gardens and the Japanese Gardens. It was very cool seeing the peacocks in the garden!

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Lunch was at Mado Cafe which is highly raved about online. I had manti which are Turkish dumplings. The food was different so in that respect it was nice, but the food was pretty nondescript.

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It was definitely very cool to see Turkish snacks that I had purchased whilst in Turkey on the shelf however the store was quite small which I didn't expect. But overall, it was a lovely day out and I got to see another part of Sydney that I haven't really been in before.