Weekend Walks

weekend walks: northbridge park

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This weekend walk would have to be the most uneventful and “boring” walk we have done in Sydney. It sounds horrible for us to say it but it was! There was lovely scenery in parts but only for the first half – the rest of the walk was very much just trying to beat the storm clouds back to the car, hiking through suburbia.

To be fair, we were not really in the state of mind to be walking but we needed to stay motivated to remember that this is contributing to our “training” for the Camino (as a side note, would like to say that we have less than halfway to go on our fundraising target – YAY! Thank you to everyone who has donated).

Anyway, hope you enjoy some of our photos as we walked from Cammeray Bridge through Northbridge Park along Long Bay up around to Sailors Bay before returning to the car at Cammeray Bridge.

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Have a great week! 

Next time we post, we will be in Brazil! 


weekend walks: 3 museums of sydney

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We went for a completely different type of walk this weekend – we visited three museums in Sydney that we hadn’t been to in a while.

Stop 1  – Sydney Jewish Museum

On the first Sunday of every month,  entrance is free! So we were lucky to be there on June 1 🙂 There was an Anne Frank exhibit on, which reminded us of our time in Amsterdam visiting Anne Frank’s House. Walking through the museum is simply so moving, such a harsh reminder of the atrocities of the Holocaust and how war is good for no one.


Stop 2 – Art Gallery NSW

Entrance is always free except if you want to see the special exhibits and it is quite easy to lose a few hours wondering around in there. Our favourite rooms are the European art rooms on the main entrance level, makes us excited to be returning to Europe in July to explore the art galleries there once more 🙂


Stop 3 – Government House via Royal Botanical Gardens

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It is one of the living museums of Sydney and a guided tour of the inside is available on Fridays through Sundays. The entrance is free and the tour guides are volunteers who share so much interesting information. We learnt about Government House and facts of the history of Sydney that we hadn’t (or don’t recall) learning at school!

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It was a side of Sydney that we figured is listed in “Travel Guides” that we ourselves haven’t truly seen. So we played “tourists” in our own city. We were not disappointed!

To add to the distance we walked, we stumbled across the Wishing Tree in the Botanical Gardens. We made our wish and being superstitious we completed the ritual, getting ourselves dizzy circling the tree 🙂

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Hope our wish comes true.

Have a fabulous week, folks!

It’s our last full week of work for a while … 

weekend walks: vivid sydney

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And so another weekend is behind us! We chose an evening walk this week, especially with the weather being warm to say the least and with Vivid Sydney being on.

Vivid Sydney is a display of lights around the city (see the Vivid Sydney website for more info: http://www.vividsydney.com)

We would say the biggest drawcard is the light art on the Opera House. We could just stand there and watch it all night 🙂 But we didn’t,  we walked around the Rocks for about 2 hours, soaking up the atmosphere and taking photos (if we had thought to bring a tripod, the photo quality may have been better).

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Have a great week!!

weekend walks: hen and chicken bay

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It was a busy weekend so we had to squeeze in a walk somewhere – as part of, our training for the Camino.

We chose to walk around Hen and Chicken Bay which is considered to be the “Inner West” of Sydney (10 km away).

The morning was crisp and the sky overcast but there was no rain. The weather was actually perfect walking conditions.


The walk took us along the  water, through residential streets, around golf courses and along mud flats.

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We have never been to Cape Cod but we were told this section is inspired by the architecture (someone who has been can tell us if that’s true…).


And just for the record, we did not see any hens or chickens 🙂

Have a good week, folks!