Tag: manly

  • Manly Storm

    Manly Storm

    Manly Storm

    Spent a fabulous day at Manly, celebrating a friend’s birthday. Like everyone else, I pulled out my phone to take a photograph of the storm as it arrived.… Read the rest

  • Watson’s Bay and Luciatåg

    Watson’s Bay and Luciatåg

    There was a moment when I thought to myself “this is a pretty weird spot” to be taking some visitors from overseas.

    The way we ended up at The Gap (the infamous spot where many Sydneysiders take their own lives) was quite accidental.… Read the rest

  • The Big Visit

    The Big Visit

    The view of Sydney Tower (I still call it “Centrepoint”) from the twenty-sixth floor of The Hilton is pretty bloody good. It’s a fact I discovered on Friday when my relatives, Michelle and Shane booked in for a weekend in Sydney.… Read the rest

  • Summer in Sydney

    Summer in Sydney

    Meet me down by the jetty landing
    Where the the pontoons bump and sway
    I see the others reading, standing
    As the Manly Ferry cuts its way to Circular Quay

    Thirty years after hearing the song “Reckless” by Australian Crawl, and in particular the line, “As the Manly Ferry cuts its way to Circular Quay” remains emblazoned in my head.… Read the rest

  • Day At The Pub

    Day At The Pub

    Two or three times a year a bunch of us catch up for an afternoon of lunch, drinks and chatter.

    Sometimes we’ll head over to Manly, though mostly it’s at a pub fairly close to Central Station in Sydney.… Read the rest

  • Thousand Miles from Care

    Thousand Miles from Care

    While most surfboards in Australia are emblazoned with names and logos like Billabong, Quiksilver and Rip Curl, we saw one in Manly today with a brand name we’ve never come across before: it must have something to do with roosters.… Read the rest