Walk like a man..
Sometimes when on other errands, we have been able to feed our Elders in their areas. This was a quick breakfast with 2 amazing Elders. The food is excellent here. You can always tell if the food is any good by how many "tradies" are eating there. The room was packed with tradies.
Walk like a Manly Man - over the Spit Bridge and on to Manly from Mosman. There are so many beautiful walks around the Sydney area. This one involves a bridge called the Spit Bridge.
It connects two very close peninsulas and came from the phrase - " so close you could spit on it." But today, it is a beautiful area with quiet bays and beaches.
We parked on the Mosman side of the Spit Bridge and walked across. Then we came to the area where the actual trail to Manly starts.
We found "Vanna" Feil showing us the way. It is a 10 kilometer walk along the shore line ending in Manly Beach. We knew we were going to a baptism and because of our late start, we decided to walk for an hour and then hustle back and retrieve the car.
|At times it is hard to believe that you are only about 10 +k's from Sydney. Of course, we weren't the only people out walking; the locals enjoy this as exercise and the alone moments were nicely spaced.|
|They have benches at viewpoints - there is that Spit Bridge again with the Manly Man standing in front. If you want to learn about fauna, there are signs describing the plants. We didn't want to bore you with too much information.|
The above picture should be a poem...but neither of us are poetic. But we can stand and look photogenic by a big rock! The layers are magnificent and this had some historical significance, but due to old age, we are unable to remember it at this point.
At this point, imagine us sprint-walking back to the Spit Bridge, over the bridge, and into the parking lot to get the car. Then driving back to this point, finding parking and continuing on the walk. While we didn't walk the 10 k's, we more than made up for it by going back and forth.
|The next little segment had more small beaches. There are very few houses along in here. Not sure who owns this stone boat house as well as the abandoned boat.|
|The kayakers are everywhere and this one got tired and brought hers on shore for a solitary rest!|
|Here we are playing the FBI and wondering what the Coast Guard is doing on this beach. We never figured it out and it still remains a mystery.|
|Here is a little artistic photography by Sister, the ocean and sand.|
|And that is our Brilliant Sister Feil with her Manly Man of the hour! Amazing what you can find on a stroll on the beach - Too Right!|
|This is lots of great friends getting together to share in the joy and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ.|
|This picture started out with 3 Elders and grew to this massive group. Even the Ward Mission Leader got in the mix - he is the older man on the left, married and expecting their first child. All good fun.|
Baulkham Hills Zone on Temple Day. We were missing a few "laters".
Remember this is the day we feed them hot chocolate, apples, oranges, and popcorn. They love it when they come out of the temple. After the hors d'oeuvres, they head to Carlingford Court, the shopping mall, for lunch.
Spring has sprung, the weather is getting warmer, the birds and bees are mating, and our local masked lapwing has mated and is now sitting on her nest in the middle of the field in front of our office. The Manly Mate is guarding.
|Her manly mate takes his turn on the nest, keeping the eggs warm. There should be about 2 weeks left and the babies will hatch. The joys of springtime down under.|