Bubba was a little fussy yesterday so I thought we’d go on an adventure. We drove the very short distance to the centre of Sydney, paid $4 to park the car for a couple of hours and went for a big walk around the historic Rocks area of the city (the place from which our city grew, filled with gorgeous buildings and cobblestone streets), beneath the Harbour Bridge and around picturesque Circular Quay.
As she loves to walk (not for her the pram or the baby carrier these days) I thought this would be a fun way to while away a couple of hours, start to show my Love Bug some of our beautiful city and maybe wear her out for a good long daytime sleep. In any event to get rid of whatever was clouding her happy little person.
Of course, no walk is complete without interacting with as many animals as possible, and yesterday was no different. Bubba was determined to catch the birdies! Despite her various attempts to catch the birdies failing, she did get to give some loves to a fox terrier named Timmy (quick to point out she was a girl with a boy’s name!) and a husky puppy whose name I missed in all of the excitement.
After we stopped for brunch, we continued our walk down cobblestone streets, chatting and enjoying each other’s company before heading home to our own lovely mutts.
While Bubba was sleeping later in the day, I looked through the photos I’d taken of her and it struck me once again how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful city. For me, the subject in the foreground of my photos taken during our Sunday wander was the focus. Yet the icons which appear in the background of my photos are the focus for so many people who travel a very long way to take, then treasure as holiday memories.
How lucky we are to have such a beautiful big backyard!
Even though we didn’t travel a long way to take these photos, they are no less treasured.