Monday, October 14, 2019

The Coal Loader

Today was spent with my walking companions taking a trip back in history as we ventured to Waverton to visit an historic part of Sydney Harbour known as the Coal Loader.  

Walking towards one of the tunnels where the coal was loaded into rail carts

Looking through the tunnel to the other end.   You can see on the roof the shafts where the coal was dropped down into the rail carts waiting below.

The area now is used as a community garden area organised by the local council. 

Some of the garden areas

Walking back to the station we enjoyed some fantastic views of the City and Harbour Bridge.

We found this rather eclectic café to enjoy some lunch and coffee before heading home.

It was an area that none of us had visited before which we all thoroughly enjoyed  with the added bonus of having done over "10,000 steps" as recommended to walk each day. 

I did spend sometime over the weekend quilting my curved log cabin.  I am pleased with it so far.

So far 3 blocks have been quilted and this time I am tying off and burying the ends as I go in order not to have that boring job at the end.    I intend to get a lot more done during the week.

Back soon and in the meantime
Happy sewing all


Fiona said...

an interesting place... great idea to go on walks like that... something new to see at the same time getting your steps in.... the quilt is looking great....


White Rose said...

Hi Karen such a wonderful spot,great that you are getting your steps done. Love your quilt,well done my friend xx

Maria said...

An interesting was to get your steps Karen.
Your block is looking great.

June's Jottings said...

Goodness Karen, for all the years I lived in Sydney, you are showing me places I didn't know existed - thank you. I love the way you are doing the quilting of your newest quilt.

Ondrea said...

What a lovely exploration. Looking forward to seeing your tied quilt.

Bethan said...

It looks like such an interesting place - I like how it has been turned into a garden. Stunning view photos too x

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