Results tagged “Bridges” from Kazza the Blank One
So while the Sea Cliff Bridge opened when I was still living in Sydney, I never got around to seeing it. And then I moved to Canberra so opportunities became limited. But the other weekend I was leaving Sydney in the morning, and the weather was right, and I didn't need to rush home, so I went down and saw it.
It's pretty difficult to photograph from the top, so went down the rockshelf beneath to get better pictures.
Friday night we had dinner at home then headed down to Junee.
Played Cards Against Humanity for a while (it was dead even the whole game, and we had a couple of tiebreaker rounds before Stu finally won) before going to bed.
Saturday morning we started a jigsaw. Had some Aldi lasagna for breakfast.
Went into town (hacking portals). Saw the Explorer arrive, then went and had lunch in the Railway Cafe. Saw the XPT leave. Jigsaw most of the afternoon.
Then we thought we'd celebrate Independence Day by watching Independence Day. That was a lot of fun.
D cooked us up some curried lamb for dinner, and we did a Naked Gun marathon (I've never actually seen any of them).
This morning we finished the jigsaw, then packed it up to leave. Silly really.
Stopped for some lunch at the Scottish Restaurant in Gundagai, and dropped in to visit Annie and co on the way home.
The house was 7C when we got home. There was still ice on the pool. The heater has been running since we got home this afternoon and now at 8pm it's only finally 19C. Craziness.
Cooked a thoroughly evil cauliflower bake for dinner.
So last weekend (well really the weekend before.. sorry, I've been a slacker) we went down to Bermagui for the weekend. We had a slow start and left Saturday morning and didn't arrive till nearly 4pm.
Cheese!! I wanted to stop here and try cheese .. maybe next time..
A crappy photo of the Wallaga Lake bridge, which was recently used as a film set for Angelina Jolie's upcoming movie "Unbroken". The bridge is meant to be in Japan!
When we arrived at Bellbird Cottage B&B we got out of the car and it was all BELLBIRDS! They were peeping all around the bush and it was a lovely welcome!
The B&B is delightful. They only rent out one (very large) room and it's downstairs and has its own entrance, so it's very private and has a wonderful bush outlook.
I was sitting on the toilet for this photo.. :)
On the first evening they bring down a cheese platter as a welcome, so it was lovely to sit and nibble cheese and look at the bush and listen to the bellbirds.
We chillaxed for a while before heading out. Unfortunately we were a little too late for the seaside fair, so we had a wander around Sculpture on the Edge.
This was probably my favourite - it's made with the tops of milk bottles and old bicycle tyres and has solar powered strings of led lights mingled through. I would love to have seen these at night.
Wandered down to the wharf to find some dinner. The cafe was booked out, so we got some fish and chips from the outside servery.
It was about 7:45 at this point, and there were fireworks scheduled for 8:45. It was threatening to storm on us, so we went and found somewhere that we could park with a view of the fireworks. This is the spot we found.
The fireworks were actually really good for a small country town
Had a pretty good night's sleep.
In the morning they brought down a fabulous breakfast with a yummy variety of food. In fact there was so much food we couldn't finish it all, and I packaged up the leftovers for our lunch!
Then it was off to meet up with some people at the beach. It had been raining in the morning and it did look a little miserable to start with, but the weather cleared into quite a nice day.
Came back to Bellbird Cottage and chillaxed and listened to the birds and sipped some wine. Lovely!
Then we met up with J&H and D at Il Passagio down at the wharf for dinner.
A very nice salt and pepper squid
Polenta chips - crispy and yummy
Quite a nice steak
Good panna cotta
The next morning was another amazing breakfast
Saying goodbye to Bellbird Cottage - we hope to be back one day!
Went via the foreshore to hack some portals
Stopped by some cliffs and took photos of birds
Scratching himself on the wing?
Stopped at the rather green Blue Pool.
And headed home via Cooma.
Stu fell in love with this place overlooking a beautiful valley and across to Brown Mountain.
Fred Piper Memorial Lookout. On a clear day you can see the ocean.
Glider south of Canberra
Hume Solar Farm
And then we were home. A bit tired from what seemed like two days of travelling, but it was lovely weekend nonetheless.
While everyone else went to work, the sweetie and I headed out of Canberra. It was hot and windy at 9:30am, and I had visions of a repeat of ten years ago.
Stopped at various Maccas along the way for breakfasts, coffees and lunches.
We happened to be driving through Sydney at the peak of the heat wave. We passed a sign that said 45C and we were all "what the??". The car didn't seem to be overheating (according to the heat guage), but seemed to be threatening to stall. So we were ok on the freeways, but that bit of Pennant Hills Road was a bit tough. We turned the aircon off and suffered, but didn't break down. When are they ever going to join up the M7/M2 with the F3 ????
It was so hot, we made a little hoodie to shade the GPS
Drove on and on. Went through Kempsey a bit after 6pm and then got to see the new Kempsey bypass being built. The bridge over the Macleay River and floodplain is 3.2 kilometres long and will be the longest bridge in Australia.
The sun and clouds over the Macleay River were pretty
Arrived at Stu's dad's place around 7pm, and had a lovely meal of freshly caught bream, as well as kingfish and trevaly (I think).
Then we pretty much just crashed. They have an amazingly well equipped self-contained flat downstairs, which was a lovely little retreat.
Today was a nice quiet day at home. Read news feeds, started sorting out our UK bits and pieces for the scrapbook, made lots of panoramas of dams and such things.
Scrivener Dam and Molonglo River
Lambrigg Lookout, Tidbinbilla Road
Have pork roasting and watching Masterchef... is making me hungry!!