Jul 25, 2016

Artarmon to Middle Harbour

We started our walk at Artarmon station following a pathway that led us to Flat Rock Creek.


Willoughby Council's  Flat Rock Gully leaflet warns that after rain the creek crossing may not be possible, which was the case for us, as the photo below shows.




I returned on another day to take more photos. The creek flows under Tunks Park, Cammeray and into Middle Harbour at Mortlock Reserve (below).



The concrete arch Cammeray bridge (above & below) opened in 1939, replacing  the original 1892 steel suspension bridge built by a private syndicate to promote residential development. The original sandstone turreted towers were retained. The suburb Northbridge takes its name from the bridge.


There are steps leading up to The Boulevarde and Miller Street, where we caught a bus to the City.

                Willoughby Council walking track info                  Location Map

Jul 7, 2016

Street Art - Katoomba

I took these photos last year when we were visiting Katoomba to walk part of the Prince Henry Cliff walk.
This street art is located in Beverly Place, a quite street near the heart of Katoomba. It was created by Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) in partnership with the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, University of Western Sydney and relevant stakeholders.




Location: Map

More info: http://bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au/street-art-walk/

Apr 8, 2016

Mosman Bay to Balmoral

 Our walking group, started this 9km walk at Mosman Bay wharf. It continues on from my earlier post of the walk I did from Cremorne Point.

Robertsons Point - Cremorne Reserve

 Cremorne Point from Mosman Bay

Little Sirius Cove



My GPS trace shows our diversion at Bradleys Head to inspect these 1871 gun emplacement and fortifications.

We then followed the track around Taylors Bay to Chowder Bay where we ate lunch.
 (more photos in my Taronga Zoo to Clifton Gardens post)







We completed our walk to Balmoral where we caught a bus back to the city. Across the road from the beach I was shown this cutting (photo right) - part of the route of the Balmoral Tramway (1922 to 1957)



More info:      Wildwalks - Taronga Zoo to Balmoral         Harbour Trust