A Stiff Climb Up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach Sydney

I am not a Big-City-type person.

Give me the wide open spaces and country air any day. However, I know my biases make me blinkered and sometimes I need to ‘get over’ myself, and be open to what metro-areas have to offer. When I finally pause and do that, I am very often rewarded with some real gems.

The short hike up to Barrenjoey Lighthouse is just one of those special experiences revealing the hidden beauty tucked away in Sydney’s suburbia.

Lace up your walking shoes and let’s go…

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Closer Each Day…The Home of ‘Home & Away’ – Palm Beach, Sydney

Home and Away TV show Logo
Source: twitter

I don’t watch a lot of television, but even I can’t avoid the regular advertisements for the Australian soap opera, Home & Away.

Little did I know as I strolled around the far northern-Sydney suburb of Palm Beach that I was actually walking into Summer Bay and onto the set of Home & Away.

The things you see on an early morning walk…

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Let’s Do Lunch! A Long, Lazy Lunch at Patonga

The pier at Palm Beach
The pier at Palm Beach

Lunch is my favourite meal of the day. Well, to be perfectly honest, every meal is my favourite meal of the day.

However, if it is lunchtime, nothing is better than lunch with glorious water views. Even better if you have to travel to lunch by boat with your head full of sea breeze and salty air. An excellent way to stimulate the appetite, as if that ever needs stimulating!?

Here…grab a chair, sit down, tuck in your serviette and let’s have some lunch and a wine or two in the tiny seaside village of Patonga.

Where’s Patonga? I hear you ask…

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