The Other Side of the Bridge

Just over twelve months ago we found ourselves looking for a new place to live due to our tenancy  expiring. Although we had enjoyed a great year spent living in the Eastern Suburbs in our flat in Coogee, we decided that we wanted to experience a different side of Sydney rather than just move to another similar beach suburb, and set about drawing up a shortlist of potential places. We spent some time exploring Newtown, Surry Hills and Redfern, but we were keen not to give up our sea view, so our search began to focus on the harbour. This also had the added bonus of moving us closer to Maisie’s work, as her commute to the Royal North Shore had been a bit long during our time at Coogee.

 

McMahons Point

Sunrise at McMahons Point

We both liked Glebe and we are especially fond of Balmain however this would make both of our commutes a lot longer, so we started to explore the area just north of the harbour bridge. The areas we both really liked were Kirribilli, Lavender Bay and McMahons Point, and it was the latter that we finally decided on.

Manly Sunrise

Sunrise on Manly Beach

 Twelve months on we’re still enjoying our new north shore location, and still finding new places to explore. Favourites so far have been Sawmillers Reserve, just down the hill from our flat on McMahons Point itself. This sleepy park on the harbour side is a hidden gem, and I’m always surprised that so few people seem to spend time there.

 

McMahons Point

Blues Point Road, McMahons Point

Balls Head reserve on the next promontory along from McMahons Point is great for short afternoon walk and also gives the feeling of being out in the bush, even though it is just across the water from Darling Harbour and the CBD.

 

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Kirribilli Wharf

We have also started spending more time in the city, and the Rocks, somewhere we would rarely visit when we were living in Coogee. It’s been fun being a pleasant walk over the harbour bridge or short ferry ride away from some of the more iconic parts of Sydney.

 

Harbour Bridge

Harbour Bridge

Photo Gallery:

Barangaroo

Barangaroo

Barangaroo

Barangaroo Reserve

Barangaroo

Sunset at Barangaroo

Harbour Bridge

Night-time on the harbour

McMahons Point Sunrise

Sunrise at McMahons Point

McMahons Point Sunrise

Sunrise over the Opera House

McMahons Point Sunrise

Blues Point

Sawmillers Reserve

Sawmillers Reserve

Kirribilli to Cremorne

Sydney Opera House

Kirribilli to Cremorne

Neutral Harbour

Kirribilli to Cremorne

Neutral Harbour

McMahons Point

McMahons Point

McMahons Point

McMahons Point

McMahons Point

Lunar Park

McMahons Point

Harbour Bridge

Manly Sunrise

Manly

North Sydney Oval

North Sydney Oval

Taronga

Lavender Bay

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