Week 3 March 2015:

We are still away and still at our son and families place in northwest Sydney. In the afternoons we played tennis and cricket on their entrance road.

One day we travelled to Berowra Waters, on the banks of Berowra Creek a tributary of the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. We had lunch in the picnic area. There is a ferry that crosses Berowra Creek and after lunch we rode, as pedestrians, across and back on the ferry.

We also indulged in some horticultural activities during our visit. Their vegetable garden was weeded.

Mid way through the week we travelled north to stay with our eldest daughter and family on the Central Coast.

On the way we visited the local Masters Store and, surprise-surprise, bought more plants. This time our purchases included Blueberry Burst, Grevillea Sylvia, G. Golden Lyre, G. Cooroora Cascade, Banksia ericifolia and Adenanthos meisneri. More by good luck than management we finished up with two Adenanthos species. The other species was acquired a couple of weeks ago from the Tree Tenders Nursery, Inverell.  Both are small shrubs and are members of the Proteaceae family and native to Western Australia.

Another purchase was a small vegetable garden bed from an ALDI store. The metal bed is 80 centimetres long, 50 centimetres wide and 30 centimetres high. The bed will be used for growing herbs near our back door.

During the visit we visited Brisbane Waters National Park, a local beach and a long walk around the area where our daughter lives.

On the last day of the week we had a family get together at our daughter’s place. We celebrated one of our grand daughter’s fifth birthday. A great day was had by all.


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