07 January 2013

Sydney Harbourside

Meeting up at City Extra (24 hour restaurant), at Circular Quay.  Two soy mocchas and very tasty savoury muffins (bacon, cheese and herb).

the water craft came in all shapes and sizes


cruiseabout informs this ship, launched in 1995, weighs in at 50,000 ton, being one of the most spacious and luxurious cruise ships at sea accommodating 940 guests, with a working crew of 545


This special poem has remained with me since early primary-school days and this excerpt is just a snippet of the original, but seems to be the most memorable.  Embedded in the walkway, I'd never looked down long enough to discover it before. Maybe I'd simply not walked over that section of path. 

It's usually a bustling with people place, and your eyes are focussed on avoiding walking into someone, or soaking up the harbour views etc.  I was really pleased to find this plaque in honour of Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968).

20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful poem! :) and that breakfast looks yummy! :)

Shaun Gibbs said...

Oh that coffee looks to die for. But best not go on that speed boat after eating that muffin.

Joop Zand said...

Hmmmm coffee with a delicious muffin ......i like that Carole, you have made again very nice pictures.....thanks for sharing.

Greetings and a nice week.

joop

Bob Bushell said...

A cup of coffee and at last there is a poem, it is about Dorothea Mackellar's life. Well done Carole.

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Carole... my son loved it in Sydney on his trip a couple of years ago.

diane b said...

Great post including different harbour craft. I too have never looked down to read the plaques. This is a great poem. We used to recite it at school too.

Jenni said...

Looks delicious. Love the boats.. although surprisingly very empty looking and Dorothea's poem is a delight.
I saw her house last year when up in Sydney for a visit and we went to the Pittwater.

Brian King said...

The water taxi is one of the coolest things I've ever seen! I didn't know they even existed, but I guess it makes sense. That cruise ship is rather impressive!

Joyful said...

Your snack looks delicious. I love to take a ferry boat around Sydney Harbour area because I'm a tourist, lol. The poem is a nice touch.

schöngeist for two said...

wie good that coffee und wonderful nice pictures!
Lieben Gruss Elke

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, how lovely!!! I love the idea of being outside and photographing that type of scene---unlike my snow stuff. ;-)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love all the different water craft, especially the water taxi! The mocha and the muffins look delicious and the poem embedded in the walkway is a great find!

Digi-Irma said...

Delicious coffee with muffin, Carole, the other pictures are beautiful.
Greetings Irma

Roy Norris said...

Looks like a load of calories to me Carole.{:))

Montanagirl said...

I really like that poem. The breakfast looks pretty inviting, and I think that yellow watercraft is my fave!!

Anonymous said...

That poem could be written about Canada too. I love it.
Hugs
Burtine

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful poem Carole...what say we take a cruise on that BIG white ship (forget the other smaller run-abouts)! Breakfast looks yummy too!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Sharyl said...

So many wonderful views from all directions! The lines seem a perfect description of Australia!

Judy said...

Bacon, cheese and herb muffins!! I'll have one, please!!!

Laura said...

I love the portion of Dorothea's poem that your photographed! Love the look of those savory biscuits..and all the rest of your fantastic photos, as usual!!!