Sunday, August 23, 2009


A few weekends back, we headed out to Bundeena, a small community at the edge of the Royal National Park to the South of Sydney. The travel to Bundeena involved a bus to Bondi Junction, train to Cronulla, and then a ferry. It did take some time, but it was well worth the effort.

The first thing that struck me was how clean the waters were, so close to such a large city. We could see right down to the bottom of the clear, green waters. The last time I had seen such water was in Lakshadweep.

Bundeena is nestled between the hills of the Royal National Park and the Pacific Ocean. We went on the Bundeena Art Trail, visiting the studios of resident artists. It was a beautiful day to be walking around, with the green hills of the Royal National Park in the background.

The only disappointment was the lack of great eating options. There were literally 3 cafes, struggling to cope with the large number of people who had made their way down on a beautiful winter's day. It took us nearly an hour to receive our basic lunch order. This was made even more apparent to us when we were back in Cronulla. We came across some what looked like great eating options there, and would much rather have had lunch in Cronulla, and then crossed over to Bundeena. But we will keep that for some other time!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Missing in Action!

It's been almost a year since the last post, and I have been fortunate to have been able to visit quite a few places in and around Sydney since. Some of the places we visited around Sydney are:
  • Palm Beach
  • Barrenjoey Lighthouse
  • Blue Mountains
  • Bowral
  • Nan Tien Temple (Unanderra)
  • Hawkesbury River
  • Bundeena
  • Sikh Gurdwara (Parklea)
  • Helensburgh
  • Balmoral
  • Jenolan Caves
Each of these places deserves their own entry, but I am not sure I will get around to doing that!