On Tuesday, the 9th of April 2013, we picked up a rental car in Wollongong. Our first stop was for a cup of coffee at Austinmer Beach.
This young woman had come with a lot of other Chinese people on a tourist bus that stopped near the beach just for a few minutes. This friendly young woman asked Peter to take some pictures of her. And she also wanted to be photographed together with me! After this interlude we drove further up north. There is this little beach that we can always see from the train on the way to Sydney. We stopped briefly near that little beach. Then we drove up to Bald Hill where we could see this little beach from the top and we could also see the Sea Cliff Bridge.
On that Tuesday we also went from Bald Hill up the escarpment to Bulli Lookout where we had something to eat at the Cliffhanger Cafe. All these places are in our area. .
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I've lived in Australia since 1959 together with my husband Peter. We have four children, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I started blogging because I wanted to publish some of my childhood memories. I am blogging now also some of my other memories. I like to publish some photos too as well as a little bit of a diary from the present time. Occasionally I publish a story with a bit of fiction in it. Peter, my husband, is publishing some of his stories under berlioz1935.wordpress.com
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8 thoughts on “Sea Cliff Bridge”
Oh Aunty Uta! What a great story! Thanks for sharing that! I’m glad I “went along”… in my mind anyway. Danke Sehr.
You’re welcome, Devon. Come along any time. 🙂
Great photos. That is an amazing bridge.
It seems it has become a great tourist attraction, Linda. Walkers love to cross it on the footpath.
Great photos Uta;
That area of the south coast featured a lot in my youth. One of the first trips away from Sydney I took with my brother by train to Cole Dale around 1958 or so. We carried a canvas tent and cooking equipment. The train was a steam locomotive driven one and going through the tunnels was an experience. The seasoned Sydney to Wollongong traveller knew to close the windows but we didn’t, so billowing black smoke entered the carriage. The trains at that time were ancient and made of wood.
Anyway, we camped on the beach and around Christmas time there were many campers. We had a great time. It was our first camping trip followed by many years of camping whenever we could.
DH Lawrence stayed at Cole Dale for a while. (I think)
I can remember the steam locomotive trains, Gerard. In the 1960s we used to go to visit our daughter in Prince Henry Hospital, Little Bay, Sydney. We took our two younger children along on the train to Central Station. From there on by bus out to the hospital. By nighttime, when we did get back home, the children would always be covered in black smoke from the train!
Great panoramic pictures Auntyuta, I thought I had seen most of Australia travelling with the army, but you always surprise me with a beautiful location I seem to have missed out on in my travels.
Well, Ian, you and Ana should come to the ILLAWARRA and do a bit of travelling here. I bet you’ll be able to find some beautiful sights in this area! 🙂