Thursday’s Special: Water in Sydney City

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Water is an important part of the city of Sydney’s landscape. It can be small — one of numerous small ponds and fountains to be found around the city’s walkways.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Or it could be one of the larger although still artificial lakes to be found in the Botanical gardens. These have abundant bird life and also as some children found eels constantly at the ready to nibble at fingers or any other body part offered to them.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Nothing of course can take away from the huge body of water that makes Sydney Harbour one of the best natural harbours in the world. Certainly it is the largest harbour in the world.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Prepared in response to Paula’s Thurday’s Special.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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6 Responses to Thursday’s Special: Water in Sydney City

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Okay, what are the fish? Great water shots.

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    I didn’t realize it was the largest. Fish do like to nibble, but I’ve not been nibbled by an eel.

    Liked by 1 person

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