Dec 3, 2019

La Perouse

Our walking group recently visited La Perouse which is on the northern headland of Botany Bay.
  This was the starting point for our walk in Kamay Botany Bay National Park.


World War II gun emplacement



 Location Map

La Perouse was named after the French explorer who visited the area in 1788. He arrived at Botany Bay a week after The First Fleet from Britain arrived.








Congwong Bay Beach

Bare Island Fort  was built in the 1880's and latter became a retirement home for war veterans. The island was named from Captain Cook's description of 'a small bare island'. Tours of the Fort are available, mostly on Sundays.

Bare Island, La Perouse

This was my first visit to La Perouse which is about 14km south of Sydney City. After our walk many of us enjoyed fish and chips  before catching one of the frequent buses back to the City.

Nov 6, 2019

The Ponds Walk revisited

Most of our walking group walks are not new to me now. My last visit to 'The Ponds Walk' between Carlingford and Rydalmere, was in 2011. I have added some photos (below) from our recent walk.       






For more details and photos see my 2011 post

Apr 25, 2019

Woodford

We first walked a circuit, which was faint in places, on the southern side of the station. This track in Wilson Glen was dedicated in 1932 by Thomas M. Wilson, as a public reserve for all time in memory of his wife.




 see   Location Map

Our group then crossed over the railway foot bridge to Memorial Park on the north side of Woodford.

After crossing the highway we walked to Mable Falls Reserve.
The falls have only had a small flow when I have been there, but its an attractive spot none the less.
Mable Falls pool, Woodford

Edith Falls
       
From Mable Falls we continued on to visit Edith Falls before returning to Woodford station. The photo above is from my earlier Transit of Venus Track post.            

Dec 27, 2018

Yandhai Nepean Crossing - Penrith

Yandhai Nepean Crossing, is a pedestrian and cyclist bridge between the Penrith and Emu Plains side of the Nepean River officially opened on 28 October 2018 by the Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Stuart Ayres, Member for Penrith. The crossing is Australia’s longest single clear-span bridge, measuring 284m in total length with a 200m main span across the Nepean River. It replaces the undivided footpath next to the roadway on the nearby Victoria Bridge.



The word ‘Yandhai’ contains elements of Darug language, and means ‘walking in past and present’. ‘Nepean’ has been kept in the name to signify the bridge’s place. ‘Crossing’ (instead of bridge), signifies both the bridge’s modern purpose and the historical use of this location along the river as a significant crossing.






 The new crossing gives a much improved bridge to bridge circuit walk of 6.4km via the Penrith Valley Bridge


See my earlier post



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