From Garden Island we caught the ferry to Double Bay, and walked through Steyne Park and continued (uphill of course!) to Blackburn Gardens where we wandered through the gardens and took the pathway down to Murray Rose Pool, named after Olympian Murray Rose.AM – a fenced swimming area at the base of steep grassed areas. It is a beautiful area and very popular with the locals.
Back up the steep incline and steps to the top of the hill again, we arrived at the Woollahra Municipal Council Chambers and returned back to Double Bay. (Downhill! YAY!) Just walking along suburban streets anywhere we find interesting and on this walk especially so because of the varied architecture. One apartment block looks like it was some sort of brickie training ground – so many panels of differently styled bricks. Down the side of the building and behind it, even more patterns. Strolling back along the water’s edge to the wharf, a plaque indicating the spot where Sydney’s first seaplane flight was launched on 9 May 1914.