Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Cremorne



We are staying with my daughter, Sarah, during our eleven week stay in Australia.  She has a bijou apartment in Cremorne, a suburb of Sydney.  By the end of our stay I suspect she will be more than ready to evict me and have me deported from the country.


Cremorne is hilly and picturesque. Walking down the hill from the apartment brings us to a long harbour walk with great views across the bay. As you walk through the parkland, hidden behind a green picket fence is one of Sydney’s best-kept secrets, a rock pool adjacent to the sea.  This idyllic spot, with Sydney Harbour for a backdrop, dates back to the1920s and is free for swimmers to use.  Paul says this reads like a bloody travel brochure. He's right and I apologise.

I like to keep my head above water when I swim

 Sometimes we catch a ferry from the harbour across to the city centre.  The walk back up the hill is tough so if we see a bus we just hop on and take a ride.  Sadly we can’t take Buddy on the bus.

There are some fine wine bars and restaurants just down the road including a dubious bar by the name of The Pickled Possum.  It has a dimly lit, slightly dingy interior and is popular with karaoke fans.  Sarah has suggested it’s not a suitable venue for her very respectable mum but I might need to judge that for myself.


9 comments:

  1. I can imagine you down at "The Pickled Possum" with microphone in hand blasting out old Tina Turner songs - "We Don't Need Another Hero" and "Private Dancer". The crowd would go wild and your daughter would be bursting with pride.

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  2. Have you never told your daughter about attending all of those wild gigs ?

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  3. Your description makes it sound like a very attractive place to live.

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    1. There's plenty of room to park your yacht.

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  4. That looks delightful - I am enjoying your "travel brochure". Sydney is a wonderful city. I must visit Cremorne next time I am over.

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    1. Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Cremorne Point.

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  5. Sarah is probably right, the bar looks dodgy. Lady Magnon loves those harbour ferries; I think she'd live on one if possible.

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