Friday, November 13, 2015

Ferry ride from Abbotsford to Cockatoo Island

Back in 2010, Robin took us to an art exhibit at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. Five years later, we decided to go back and see the Island without the benefit of the art exhibit.





The green line marks the ferry route.



You have to take a ferry to get to the Island so we chose Abbotsford Point to leave from since it was easy to get a park and it is only a few miles away. This is an old boat shed near the ferry wharf.



The catamaran ferry arrives. There were quite a few passengers but we managed to find a spot up front to see the view.


Most of the photos are just to show you some of the more interesting houses that line the harbour. All houses that front onto the harbour are mega-expensive.





Unusual ferry wharf at  Henley.




Massive house at the top of the hill. At one time it probably included all the land down to the water.



Another old building high up.


The ferry heading west got there before us.


City skyline with Cockatoo Island in the foreground.


Massive apartment complex.



I suspect that the diameter of the top section is just a little smaller than that of our house.


Cockatoo Island. Our visit will be the subject of a separate blog.


The Woolwich ferry uses and smaller catamaran.


Tour boat.


You just can't imagine how much money you would need to buy this.



Marianne would be satisfied with this.


One of the piers from the old Gladesville bridge which was replaced by the new one in 1964.



So some of the grand old houses still survive. To be honest, most of the newer houses are not all that interesting but I think most of us would be happy to live in one of them if the opportunity arose.


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