Thursday, August 27, 2015

High Tea

My walking companions and I treated ourselves to a lovely  High Tea at the Gunners Barracks Middle Harbour recently.

First arrived the sandwiches, then the hot savouries, scones with jam and clotted cream followed by a tower of delicious cakes and desserts.

After finishing our "feast" we felt that  a walk around the area to justify eating all that food was needed.

The fort was built in 1871 and designed to fire at enemy ships as they attempted to sail through Sydney Heads.   One of the  cannons still remains there now as can be seen below.

The view through one of the gun turrets facing out to the Harbour.

Being a fort and perched high up on the Headland it gave lovely views across the Harbour and City.   As you can see the air quality was not good that day due to controlled burn offs taking place around Sydney for the up and coming bushfire season.

Even after our walk around the area I think that a lot more walking will be needed soon to counteract all those delicious cakes that we all enjoyed so much.

Sadly I have to say not much sewing happening at the moment but I hope to rectify that next week and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Shirlwin said...

Scrummy food! I fear a lot of walking would be needed to walk that off.

Ondrea said...

What a lovely way to spend the day. I am sure yo will get back to stitchng soon. Have a wonderful weekend.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

What a lovely tea! Thanks for sharing it (virtually, anyway!). :)