Yesterday, we started our walk near Bondi Beach and walked all the way to Tamarama Beach. The walk took us about three hours, from 9am to 12am. It was a sunny morning, about 24C, but there was a bit of a cool breeze. This is why we did not get too hot. Besides, there were a lot of steps, which made me walk extremely slowly. I was glad that I had remembered to bring my walking stick along. The walking stick was a great help in negotiating difficult parts. It was also good, that a lot of the path was provided with lovely shiny railings that I could hang onto! Naturally, we spent a lot of time just looking and taking pictures rather than walking!
This is where we started our walk.
A view towards Bondi Beach
We are going to sit in here for an ice-cream break!
The Gelato was very refreshing!
Soon we were on our way again.
Once upon a time there were no walkways along this part of the ocean, just bush.
THIS IS TAMARAMA BEACH
I show in this post mostly my pictures, but some of the above pictures are pictures that Peter took with his camera.
We went back to Bondi Junction by bus and treated ourselves to some wonderful cherry strudel and herbal tea! From Bondi Junction Station we went home to Dapto. It had been a nine hour day for us, and we were very tired, but happy that we had achieved what we had planned on doing: Seeing this years’s Sculptures by the Sea.
With our tea we had yummy cherry strudel and whipped cream.
Sculptures by the Sea
Above is the URL to a blog I published five years ago about Scuptures by the Sea. And the link below shows some of this year’s sculptures.
20 Years of Sculpture by the Sea
Tomorrow is the day when we want to travel to Sydney to have a look at this year’s Sculptures by the Sea.
Peter reminded me to reload the battery to my camera. I did it, and now I’m looking forward to taking a lot of pictures!
Today, only a few more pictures from one of my early morning walks.
I guess these trees can be called ‘sculptured’ trees?
The trees you see in the above photo are not far from the front garden with these flowers in it:
A bit further on is this front garden.
I went along here . . .
. . . and ended up where this tree is.
While I took a picture of this huge tree, one of the residents approached me, asking me why I took a picture of this tree. After I explained I just liked to take pictures of trees, he started a lot of talking about this tree. Apparently he was very concerned that this tree was in the wrong place, already damaged and in danger of falling over which might cause a lot of damage. It is an Australian protected tree. To remove it, you had to get permission from the council.
The birds love grevilleas.
I pass many shrubs like these on my walks.
I always find my walks more interesting when I can take some pictures while I am walking, that means I really like to just stroll along. Taking pictures gives me an excuse to walk at a leisurely pace. I like to walk slowly so I can better notice a few details about what is beautiful to look at.
Right now, I think I need a break from reading articles on what is going on in the world. There’s just too much to read, and I cannot possibly read everything that interests me. However, I am very glad that so much information is available on the internet. Unfortunately, sometimes it just gets too much. For relaxation I’m now going to publish some more pictures that I took on a little walk a few days ago.
This tree is in Lakelands Park.
I started this post in the morning. It is evening now. In the meantime Peter and I watched the above Video. We watched it with several breaks in between. You can find this video also here on Dr. Stuart Bramhall’s site:
Brexit,Trump, Syria and the Fabricated War on Terror
Stuart did write a film review about it. It is a BBC production directed by Adam Curtis. Stuart says that in this fascinating documentary, Curtis explores the link between the rise of Putin and Donald Trump, the Brexit vote in Britain and the fabricated War on Terror. Having watched this video now, I must say that I too find this video fascinating. While watching it, I often thought, that we live in a crazy world. Really, it is extremely difficult to see what is “normal” in our world. We all seem to be manipulated by one power or another. Now back to my pictures.
That morning I took at first a few pictures in Lakelands Park. One of my neighbours came along and talked with me for a while. I took some photos as she went further along the footpath. She said she wouldn’t mind if I took a picture of her. However, the close-up photo I took of her did not turn out very well. So I am not going to publish it.
As I said I went for a little walk yesterday and took some pictures. Here I went along first:
The path led up to here:
Before I entered the path I had taken these pictures from a tree in a neighbour’s front yard:
The above path leads to Lakelands Park. More pictures of my walk in my next post.
This is what the Care Plan Sister had told me. So the General Practitioner did sign it for me when I went to the Medical Centre on Monday. The following day was my appointment with the podiatrist. An appointment with the podiatrist goes for thirty minutes. I asked, how much a session like this was worth. She said sixty-one Dollars. The Care Plan Sister had told me that I am entitled to five sessions per year. I do not have to pay for it at all. What a great saving this is for me! I love it.
I went for another walk this morning taking some more pictures.
I saw these flowers on my walk this morning.
This is where I cropped the Moon Picture from.
I love the early morning sunshine in the trees behind our fence.
I got up early and took these pictures.