Thursday, April 25

Marmaggedon is over!

A small miracle appeared in the mail this week.  My sister-in-law has sent me a "care package" from Auckland.  I'm now the proud owner of two jars of New Zealand's Sanitarium Marmite! More than a year since it disappeared from Supermarket shelves my favourite childhood spread is back. I made myself toast this evening just so I could have a quick salty hit.  Delicious.

ANZAC Day at Bundeena

 
After more than two decades living in Sydney I've finally made it to Bundeena.  It's a quaint riverside town on the fringe of Royal National Park. It can be reached by driving for an hour, roughly 32km, around the eastern reaches of the Hacking River.  Alternatively, you can take a 20-minute ferry from Cronulla long picturesque Gannamatta Bay and across the river. 

No prize for guessing which route my friend Michelle; her son, Zeke and I took today. The weather was warm and sunny. The ferry crossing was simply delightful.  It was the perfect day to be on the water or enjoying one of the many arcs of golden sand that line Bundeena's shoreline. We sat in a park by the ferry wharf for more than hour dining out on fish and chips, watching the world (and occasional Ibis) go by.