Tag Archives: Sydney Harbour

Whales to Starboard

“What’s there not to love?” Paul, my partner, asks. “Two days and three nights surrounded by the ocean; cocktails delivered to your deck chair, sublime sunsets and dancing the night away.” But I’m thinking Poseidon Adventure and Titanic. Then he … Continue reading

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Some of My Favourite Things

You are where you live. As you are all of the things that you do and love. For the last eight years I’ve been lucky enough to live in the village of Double Bay on the eastern shore of Sydney Harbour. … Continue reading

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The Young Hornblower

Sea sickness is one of Horatio Hornblower’s weaknesses, as are honesty, courage, ridiculous modesty and a penchant for chasing the enemy rather than prize money. Hornblower is a Royal Navy Officer during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Place 2

Here are five more places that make my city spirit soar. Some of them beautifully juxtapose time and place, others blood and survival; reminding us of the price of civilisation. In all of them, our souls connect to water, trees, … Continue reading

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