Friday, April 6, 2012

First Day of Easter Holiday

We slept in a bit this morning.  Woke up a little before 8am to a very hot apartment.  After a bit, I began to wonder why we bought the air conditioner if we weren't going to use it when we need it.  So while I was in the shower, J turned it on for an hour or so.  It definitely helped.  For some reason, there was no great breeze outside this morning.  Right now, as I type this, there is a freezing cold (to me) breeze blowing through here with almost gale-force power.  I'm about to go put on my hoodie.  Or shut the door.

Anyhoo... I digress.  We did take a walk around the neighborhood to check stuff out.  We walked around to the other side of the bay we can see out of all our windows to North Sydney.  Here are some pics:

This a community garden in one of the parks by our apartment.  This one had mostly a mish-mash of different blooms.  There were also beds with roses and other flowers.  I don't know who keeps up the grounds, but it's beautiful.

Another picture of the community garden.

The palm trees reminded me of California.

This was a different park near the North Sydney ferry.  Had to get a picture of the tiki guys.  I don't know what's under that guys's rope and I couldn't check it out because there was a little girl playing nearby.  I'm sure her mother would wonder what I was doing.

Another view of the bay.

That's our apartment building in the middle of the picture.  The taller one.  It was cool to see it from the other side.

This was a warning near a water treatment area.  I only took this picture because it said to call 000 for emergencies.  Apparently it's a real problem to get that message out here in Australia.  Kids see/hear on American TV that they are supposed to call 911 in an emergency, but 911 doesn't work here.  You're supposed to call 000.

J was admiring this boat.  He says that the mast is carbon fiber.  Just looked black to me.   He loves carbon fiber.

This is the menu posted outside the Sydney Flying Squadron.

Thought some of you might be interested in seeing the menu.

The Ensemble Theatre down the street from our apartment.  You can get season tickets.  Just a little local theatre.

Someone left this flower in the elevator.  It made me smile.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice post! You have a great neighborhood to go exploring! I love the bay view!