Wednesday, January 8, 2014

SHOWING OFF



One of the lovely things about having a visitor is getting to do and see things long taken for granted. As we extended the sight-seeing into the late afternoon, we found ourselves at Watsons Bay and South Head. That's on your left as you sail into Sydney Harbour.

Storm clouds still hung over the city but were breaking to the east as we rounded the point to see the great Pacific Ocean disappear over the horizon.

Looking back to the city from Camp Cove as sea gulls lark and divers take a lesson ...



Walking up high now ...



On past Lady Jane Beach, another gorgeous (and nudist) little harbour beach as the sun was breaking through ...




Coming upon the georgian Lighthouse Keepers Cottage glimpsing the Manly Ferry heading to Manly (seven miles from Sydney, a thousand miles from care) ...



The two Km stretch across to North Head in the entrance to Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson) ...


All watched over by an old gunnery and the 1858 Hornby Lighthouse ...





5 comments:

David said...

There's oor Debbie - next best thing to Skype! Sooper skies. Is that zone where the famous fish and chip restaurant is? We 'did' that with another great singer, Anthea Moller, J's former teacher, who toured Australia singing the Mother Superior in The Sound of Music (also appeared in Berio's Un re in ascolto at the Royal Opera, from what I still maintain is the sublime to the fairly ridiculous/mostly forgettable).

wanderer said...

Yes, that be Debbie, and hence the post. And yes it is that Fish n Chip place - Watsons Bay - although I'm not too sure if still has that draw. We had Fish and Chips earlier at Bondi Beach under heavy skies looking at the gun metal grey sea dotted with black wet-suited surfers.

Debbie's troop don't arrive till next week. Opening night Thursday (we go Friday) so there's plans for this and that afoot.

Berio still on my acquired taste list I think.

marcellous said...

Weather immediately before must have been absolutely shocking unless photographer's tact accounts for the total absence of little periwrinklies on the overlooked beach.

I like dive class (a la Auden/Breughel) together with the tribute to CD Friedrich in the first pic.

Susan Scheid said...

How absolutely beautiful it all is, and to think iof anyone on a beach sunbathing, clothed or not, given our weather here, is something I can only dream of, so many thanks for the vicarious bit of warmth!

wanderer said...

No more tact than storm M. There were a couple of gents but they were tucked in, to the cliff face, not themselves. And the nod to C D Friedrich was nice of you to mention although I beg pardon and confess ignorance until now.

Wo bist du?