The time between taking my photo for the photo-a-day-for-365 days project and posting it continues to lag behind. My last photo is due to be taken January 1st and it would be nice to actually post it *on* the day!
So this group covers the dates: September 4 – September 11
249 – Dulles International Airport – on my way home to Australia
250a: somewhere over the Pacific Ocean – though there is more cloud and space than ocean in this photo!
250b – Landing at Sydney’s Kingsford-Smith airport. My camera did not realise it had crossed the international dateline and had lost a day – luckily I thought of it and had the space photo above to cover it.
251 – For 5 or 6 years I lived in Neutral Bay (Sydney) and walked past this house every day to the bus stop. It was my favourite house in the street and I used to daydream that I’d live there one day. It was nice to go back and find it still the prettiest house. In all those years I never saw anyone coming or going from the house! .
252 – one of the water features in the retirement village where my parents live. My parents have a similar creek running along the back of their house – my father sits in his room and watches through the window as purple birds play on the water.
253 – The Karuah river at a town called Karuah – it’s not on the main trek north anymore since they built a Freeway which bypasses the town but it’s worth the small detour to get some fresh oysters.
255a Dinner on a restaurant veranda in Darling Harbour with Sydney skyline in the background. That heater was way too hot but I liked the way it looked with the water and city in the background.
255b – earlier in the day . Dee Why beach looking towards Long Reef. You swim between the flags and if you get into difficulty hunky life-savers will run out and save you. (They will save you if you get into difficulty outside the flags too but if you are outside the flags they stand on the beach blowing loud whistles and waving their arms at you to get back inside the flags). There were not many swimmers in the water – lots of guys in wetsuits on boards though waiting for the perfect wave (easier to see if you click to make the photo bigger).
256 – The Sydney Harbour Bridge from the underside:
256b Spoilsports – I’d gone there with the explicit intention of climbing! 🙂
256c – the legal, but very expensive, way to climb over the arch: