What I saw in October 2015

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To Surry Hills again — 1

Posted on October 3, 2015 by Neil

And the Wollongong train was spot on time again both coming and going! This time the objective was lunch with M – and Max as it turned out, but not at The Shakespeare Hotel. Instead M proposed a place in Cleveland Street between Bourke and Crown: Sushi Suma.

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Coming up Elizabeth Street and Cleveland Street by bus for the first time in at least six months I noted quite a few changes. Some familiar places in Little Lebanon have closed. But much is still familiar of course.

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Finished the afternoon with Max at a very pleasant little bar on the corner opposite Bar Cleveland. I remembered it as a restaurant: Italian? South American? The barman was a very handsome young Mexican. Turns out it is The Black Penny. Max is a regular…

Spring: Wollongong Friday market

Posted on October 10, 2015 by Neil

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Old Princes Highway/Mount Keira Road rainbow

Posted on October 12, 2015 by Neil

Yesterday evening.

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Wednesday at the Brewery

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Neil

Rather than a random memory today I continue the previous post – from before the bus adventure. It has been quite a while since I last went to The Brewery. It has a new look and a new menu now. I selected a pasta dish with lamb meatballs from the specials board. It was very good. And a half-pint of Apocalypso.

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What I saw in October 2013

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So many good photo posts! Hard to choose…

A good year for flame trees

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Neil

At Figtree yesterday.

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“Indigenous Australians had various uses for the Illawarra Flame Tree, including making twine from the bark fibre for fishing nets and lines, and roasting the seeds for eating. However, special care was taken when preparing the seeds because of the dangerous hairs inside the seed pod.” – Climate Watch.

Fire over the other side of our mountains

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Neil

We were never all that close, 20 or 30 kilometres over the range, I estimate. Mind you if the wind blows the right way and conditions are favourable…

Later yesterday the view from Mount Keira Road was scary enough:

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From my window 5 pm

It ain’t over!

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Neil

What I saw when I left the Diggers Club this afternoon around 3.20 pm.

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ABC Local Radio says fire now just 6km over the mountain

Posted on October 20, 2013 by Neil

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To Figtree yesterday noon to 3pm

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Neil

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Called in at The Illawarra Brewery — 3

Posted on October 24, 2013 by Neil

Last Wednesday, 16 October.

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Sunday in the park – drop-ins

Posted on October 29, 2013 by Neil

Still at Puckeys, North Wollongong.

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What I saw in October 2012

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Meanwhile in West Wollongong earlier today…

Posted on October 4, 2012 by Neil

All the signs point to a hot El Nino summer coming up…

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That is a Grey Butcher Bird – I think.

Early summer heat in West Wollongong — 3

Posted on October 7, 2012 by Neil

It is at the moment cooler than it was when I took these. But there will be rather more heat, forecasters are saying.

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Waratah

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Neil

Our NSW state flower in Mount Keira Road.

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Last night–a rainbow

Posted on October 23, 2012 by Neil

Just before 7pm.

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Colour–Illawarra Flame…

Posted on October 25, 2012 by Neil

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That Flame Tree I spotted in September is now so vivid!