Saturday, 30 April 2016


Oh dear!

Life has really got in the way of my blogging life this year.
And I really miss the creative vibe that blogging can tap into.

So this is a catch-up post.

Way back in February I had a birthday.
It actually coincided with my day off work, so I gave myself a little day trip to Manly.

It was a beautiful summer's day and the water was divine.
I visited an art gallery, went for a swim and had a scrumptious lunch overlooking Manly Beach.

The entrance to Sydney Harbour (North Head on the left; South Head on the right) from the ferry.

Little Penguin Beach (near Manly Wharf)
Little Penguin Beach is the only mainland breeding ground left for the Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor). They return to Manly each year between May and February to breed. (They also breed on Lion Island which I highlighted in previous posts).
The local residents are dedicated to keeping this nesting area for the penguins safe as they are an endangered species.
They have increased the number of breeding pairs to 60-70 over the past 20 years.
The best time to see one of the little penguins is in the evening.

Manly Beach panorama

Lunch with a view of the Esplanade.

The ferry ride back to Circular Quay became an exercise in boat spotting.

This post is part of Saturday Snapshot


  1. Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like you had a great day!

  2. Sounds like a lovely way to treat yourself.

  3. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos and for leaving a comment on my blog post.

  4. Gorgeous photos! I always love seeing your pics & getting a glimpse of the other side of the world :)

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend -

    Book By Book

  5. Oh who doesn't love a day trip to Manly? It always feels like a seaside holiday. A great way to spend your birthday. I definitely know what you mean about life interfering with blogging. So many plans, so little achieved.


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