Our family loved Sydney. I get there frequently but have very little time to tour. I did click off a few shots while moving around the city from meeting to meeting a few months back. One meeting was held at Cockatoo Island, a place with a long and storied history.
At 17.9 hectares (44 acres) it is the largest of several islands that were, in their original state, heavily timbered sandstone knolls. Cockatoo Island rose to 18 metres (59 ft) above sea level and is now cleared of most vegetation. Called Wa-rea-mah by the Indigenous Australians who traditionally inhabited the land prior to European settlement, the island may have been used as a fishing base, although physical evidence of Aboriginal heritage has not been found on the island.
The water taxi out. He was late. It was raining very hard …
After my speech we headed down to the wharf for a ride back to Sydney. Luckily, it stopped raining for the walk.
Someone marking time.
The old ship buildings remain intact.
There are a few unusual cottages at the top of the island, apparently for rent.
With great views of Sydney and your own private tennis court. Hard to beat the view.
Perhaps we will consider it for our next holiday.