Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sails on the horizon

Sydney Opera House against the sky.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Foggy Sydney Harbour Bridge

The fog rolls up the river sometimes, just like the Golden Gate.

Waterbird heaven

Lots of rain, cyclonic, good for the ducks in the gardens.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Avalon ANZAC Day march

The local war veterans marching on their day.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Australian Hero

Yesterday was ANZAC day, lots of remembering as it was 100 years since the first ANZAC day. Unusual for a nation to celebrate a defeat rather than a victory. Here is a statue of a real war hero: Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. It is at Benalla a great little town on the way from Sydney to Melbourne. It was his boyhood home. 'Lieutenant-Colonel E.E. ‘Weary’ Dunlop is an iconic figure in Australian memory of the Thai–Burma railway. Although only one of 106 Australian doctors captured by the Japanese and of 44 on the railway, Dunlop came to represent the self-sacrifice, courage and compassion which doctors and Australians more generally are remembered as displaying in captivity.'

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tree lopper up high

This big tree needed taking down before our power could be restored, they worked into the night. Dangerous work, thankyou.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tree down

Storm aftermath, lots of mature gum trees hit by the storm last week.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cyclone Sydney

We have had a bout of wild weather, known as an east coast low, they happen once in about 10 years. Lots of rain and wind, sadly some deaths.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Snow in Sydney

I know we have had some wild weather but snow... sorry it didn't happen.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New world record for Sydney

Walking down Martin Place last week and found this, a new world record attempt for ... pulled pork. Really. Today in Sydney’s Martin Place, Australian Pork recorded the Guiness World Record for the biggest serving of pulled pork. The exact record amount was for meat cooked and served on site was a very impressive 707kg.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Where is Ned Kelly buried?

Stopped at Glenrowan, a small town on the road to Melbourne. Ned Kelly made his last stand here, was captured and hung on 11 November 1880 age 26. He was buried in the grounds of Old Melbourne Gaol. Famous for making his own armour and helmet. Did not help him when they shot his knees.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Southern Highlands from Sydney

Driving home today from Melbourne, the land is lush in parts.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Time out in Sydney

Their stand at the Taste festival

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What not to do on a first date

Do not climb into a glass box

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Turks in Sydney

Sydney has a large Turkish population, who make beautiful food.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Opera by the sea

Aida this year - and good news ... they have opened the walking access again!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Happy campers by the sea

By the Indian Ocean on Fremantle dock. Lots of happy snappers.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Another brick in the wall

Another fab Fremantle place - a park by the docks.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fremantle wharf

A recent trip to fabulous Fremantle, Western Australia is simply a beautiful place full of friendly people. I want to move there!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Rain rain street crossing

To wet to cross Pitt St, had to wait for a break.

Bridge reflection

Early morning walk and spotted this in the Opera House.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Chinese Easter in Sydney

Happy Easter all ... this was taken in World Square.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Rainy Easter in Sydney

April is often a rainy time in Sydney

Friday, April 3, 2015

New War Memorial

In Hyde Park the new war memorial was opened, it commemorates the contribution of Aboriginal soldiers.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Footpath message

A random message in Hyde Park - strange?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Holy Name of Mary Church Hunters Hill

Here for a wedding, raining morning but clouds have lifted.

Avalon in Autumn

The season has turned. Water still 21 degrees.