How we tackled the Antarctic vortex in Sydney on Sunday last....Well we took a brisk walk around the historic military defences on South Head via Watsons Bay. The biggest Beach House Brat said he ticked something off the bucket list too.....
"Walking under a waterfall". Not quite the day for it, but I guess you need to take your opportunities as they arise. Sydney Harbour never ceases to inspire and amaze me. It was even beautiful, standing in the Antarctic breeze. Topped off with lunch at the Watsons Bay Beach Club, it was a memory maker of a day and I can highly recommend it as a great day out in Sydney with kids and tourists.
Watsons Bay Beach Club
Bowl you over type winds.
Sydney Harbour and CBD
Checking out the gun holes
Gun holes all in a row.
A gun placed to capture any enemy on approach to the beach, or the city.
It's an easy walk
No nudies in this weather
Too cold to get your gear off today
Bucket list waterfall.
Sydney CBD in the background
Towards Manly from South Head
A gun emplacement
Ammo stores and defensive tunnels
Sydney even has her own concrete pill boxes.
And now back in peace time.
Where it all began for me. My dad proposed to my mum just behind that window at Doyles. Oh what a night that must have been. I'm glad mum said "yes".
Not many takers for an outdoor lunch.
Inside was manic.
So loathing crowds, we braved the weather.
The Beer Garden at Watsons Bay Beach Club. Not too bad if you are OK with a wind chill factor of less than 10C. I call it training for our next trip to Europe.......
The ferry from Circular Quay
Whether you come by ferry, bus or car, a day out in Watsons Bay is a fabulous way to pass the time on a chilly, sunny Sydney day.
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