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Published: October 14th 2017
Jan 2017 Sydney Alexandria Dec- Jan
Back in Sydney and this time we were in small 1 bedroom apartment with 2 cheeky terriers in Alexandria.
We were booked by a young couple who had a parent visiting from Italy and they were off travelling to Central Australia.
We arrived on the 22nd and by Xmas day were well settled in so went sight seeing up the coast to Palm Beach. All the way up the coast groups were picnicking and celebrating their day off. We stopped at a few spots that caught our eye to take in the atmosphere of the coast and festivities.
From Manly we went for a walk and admired the beauty of the bay before catching a ferry back to Circular Quay. We appreciated the convenience of where we were staying after comparing to other locations we had stayed further out of town on previous house sits.
Each morning I made a habit of a gym and swim as the apartment had a facilities for residences. As it was a novelty we took advantage of it.
The dogs, Tubby and Comet were easy as they were used to apartment living. We
took turns walking them each morning and evening and they had access to their outdoor balcony and toilet at anytime. It was an easy location to explore inner Sydney from without spending much time away from the dogs.
For the 2 weeks in Alexandria we had the perfect opportunity to explore the inner suburbs with the bicycles we had on hand. Once the flat tyre was fixed on the bike I was to use we got ourselves around to Newtown, Surry Hills, Randwick, Coogee and into the city and Botanical Gardens. For New Year's eve we cycled to our vantage point for the fireworks and avoided all the crowded public transport getting home before we would have even managed to catch a bus. For the start of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race we ambitiously cycled to Watson's Bay and had the best vantage point at South Head. We walked the dogs sometime to Sydney Park and otherwise to the local smaller park, and also got to discover our most favourite cafe at The Grounds of Alexandria. A cafe like no other we had ever experienced before which was a delight of plants, activity, smells, animals, fantastic food and colour.
It was also great to have formed a connection with Josh and Fran our delightful hosts who picked us up from the airport and dropped us off at Mosman, our next house sit, before returning their rental car. Mosman January
This was our second time with our favourite poodles in Mosman and apart from walking them during our 2 weeks there we hardly left the swimming pool. It was the most enjoyable pool we had ever experienced. We find that most pools, even on the hottest days, are difficult to get into but this one was a pleasure and the water was so soft and warm. At nights the underwater lights were a novelty and we went for many an evening swim.
During our time here the Sydney Festival was on and each of the 2 Sundays we had we spent in the city watching different performances.
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