Friday, 14 May 2010

Drifting down the river on a lazy afternoon


This retirement caper is a bit of a lark. A bit of oright ...

Here I was at the pointy end of one of the little red ferries that ply our harbour, the sky was blue, the breeze was there, but less than fresh, the temperature hovered in the mid-20s. A nice lad brought me sandwiches and a cuppa.

Simply messing about on the harbour.



From the National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour, we crossed the main channel then nipped up the Lane Cove River. There was little in the way of autumn colours, so we drooled over the waterfront houses of the first half of the 20th century.

19 comments:

Sciarada said...

Hi Julie, the colours' s strength of the first pic is incredible, wonderful

Lois said...

Beautiful! I would love to be sitting on the porch of any of those houses. They are magnificent!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

You have infected me with a burning desire to visit Sydney. Alas, it is a long way from Tulsa. It is on my bucket list.

Dimple said...

That is a wonderful way to spend time on a sunny day. The map is great, it looks as though the river wanders through a lot of territory.

Mary Ann said...

It's all so beautiful. I feel like I'm looking at images from another world.

jabblog said...

There's not much to beat drifting along studying the beautiful houses along the banks. What a lovely day you had.

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful!!!

Mirela said...

Whoa, the first house is absolutely amazing. I think I would enjoy living there....

Frank de Jol said...

Interesting reportage.

Miguel Martinez said...

Beautiful colors.

rjones5622 said...

Oh yes, part of my old stomping ground, the Lane Cove River. Have you been up to Bobbin Head recently?

brattcat said...

These not-so-humble abodes are indeed something to drool over.

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Don't show any more of that stuff. I lived most of my life on that map. sob sob cry sob...

J Bar said...

Some beautiful places that you've captured here.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Joan Elizabeth said...

A ferry ride is always a time to drool at the wonderful homes some people have. I love looking at them.

Patrick - Lucas said...

superbe ballade à l'autre bout du monde !

thanks

lewi14 said...

What a beautiful area for living. I was in Sydney in 2003, we've stayed in Darlinghurst. My wife was ill and I had to stay a little bit longer. It was at least a good time, I've met many kind persons. I hope you'll post more shots of Darlinghurst, it was an interesting quarter. Greetings from Stuttgart.

diane said...

We almost did a tour of the harbour today when we got on the Neutral Bay Ferry instead of the Watson's Bay Ferry.

Shelle said...

so many wonderful houses...i never did a tour of the harbour like that.