Jan-Jun 2020

 On a humid and foggy morning, nine walkers assembeld at Circular Quay to catch the ferry to Rose Bay and commence their walk to Bondi. With the Queen Mary 2 dwarfing their small ferry, the walkers pondered that their small craft though much less glamorous might be a healthier way of travelling.
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                    A floating bar sighted shortly thereafter provided an interesting distraction

 



Our exercise started with a short walk along Rose Bay beach but as we progressed the morning fog started to burn off
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We walked along boardwalks at the foreshores of Vaucluse before arriving at Neilsen Park at Sharks Bay for morning tea.  This was supervised by a watchful Kookaburra very close by, who was left disappointed.  Proceeding through the leafy, affluent suburbs of Vaucluse, we admired the "modest" and interesting  residences and different architectural styles before crossing the bridge at Parsley Bay and descending to the waterfront at Watsons Bay.

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                                             Bridge Pose                                       . Steve supporting(?) a tree                                   and Watsons Bay

Refreshed, we climbed up to the Gap to take pictures
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               Some of the walkers at the Gap                                                                               City  view

From the Gap we the proceeded down the coast towards Bondi

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                                                       On to the track, past the lighthouse and down the coast

We stopped for lunch at Dudley Page Park which was also the site of a reservoir, before resuming our walk.

Throughout, we observed an eclectic and interesting collection of creatues, buidings, sculptures,features and other items, a sample of which which appear below.

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                                                                      An Eastern Water Dragon                                     Harlequin Bug

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Drought tolerant planting outside a futuristic duplex,                                   Charging bull (usually seen on Wall St (N.Y.) and "Stockpilling"

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               Signal Station and  Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Building                             Sydney Water ventilation shaft at Ben Buckler

After lunch it was a short downhill walk to Bondi and coffee only to find that the promised coffee shop no longer existed. Fortunately a coffee shop next door came to the rescue of the leader otherwise the walk could have had a nasty ending!

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                                                         Colourful animal themed mural at Bondi Beach Primary and Hands Up if You are Having Fun
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Walkers: Bert assisted by Deidre and Celia led six others namely Barbara C, Polly, Kas, Hazel, Steve and Drina

Photos: Barbara C (1,6,8,14), Hazel(13,15,16,18,20), Deidre( 2,17), Drina(3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,19,21,22)

Words: Bert




 
 

 

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