Monday, 8 February 2016

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Murray Rose Pool, Seven Shillings Beach

This harbour pool was renamed from Redleaf Pool to Murray Rose, after the three times Olympic swimming champion of the 1950s. Rose lived nearby and learned to swim here.

Read more here.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Seven Shillings Beach, Point Piper

There are several stories as to how this harbourside beach in the exclusive suburb of Point Piper got its name:
1. Named as such when a Mrs Busby gave an Aboriginal seven shillings compensation for fishing rights, or for a catch of fish;
2. A nurse, employed by Captain Piper, lost a purse containing 'seven shillings' on the beach.

To find out more about this beach, and a tale about Captain Piper, after whom the suburb is named, click here. 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Swimming enclosure, Clifton Gardens

One of the myriad swimming enclosures in the more gentle waters of Sydney Harbour. Sydney is renowned for its surf beaches, but for those who prefer a gentler swimming experience, there's plenty of options available. The vast picnic and play areas make it popular with families and school groups.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Museum of Contemporary Art

On the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay, there is a rooftop cafe. And art. 

Monday, 1 February 2016

Favourite coffee shop

When I used to work, this was my favourite coffee shop. They also sell flowers. On Sundays they clean the shop and prepare the flowers for sale.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Yachts off Little Bay

On 26 January, Australia Day, there was a yacht race between Sydney harbour and Botany Bay and return.  They made an attractive sight off Little Bay where I was swimming.