Monday, November 28, 2011

original tank stream

original tank stream by Gemma_Anne
original tank stream, a photo by Gemma_Anne on Flickr.

What I did on my weekend. I explored the Tank Stream, which is of course now a closed in tunnel. In 18... it was finally covered over for its entire length. Many parts of this convict work still remain, and twice a year Sydney Water and the Historic Houses Trust open a small section of the tank stream for visiting by the general public. Places are decided by ballot (I tried for six years (12 times) before I was lucky enough to get on the tour).

Strict health and safety procedures are in place, air is blown down the drain for a couple of hours, and the water board guys scrub the walls and flood the tunnel with disinfectant.

next we have to put on knee length gum boots, hard hats (with our own lights) and harnesses. Lastly before descending the ladder we had to sign away our first born child, and all rights to eeverything should something go wrong.

of course nothing did, and on my flikr account are a few more photos. I still can't believe we did this!

how was your weekend.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

something different



Tuesday, November 08, 2011

30th anniversary

It's my 30th anniversary today. Bittersweet indeed.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

where have I been?

bird watching with NSW national parks rangers

afternoon tea at Woodford Acadamy

afternoon tea at the Gunners Barracks

going to Melbourne for Phantom II (the Phantoming!) It's my 30th wedding anniversary soon and the 52nd birthday. Melbourne sounds like a good place to go to celebrate.

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival. went both days, and had the best time.

love it!

Tank Stream

I get to tour Sydneys most famous sewer!
This is approximately the tenth time I have put my name down for the ballot, and its the first time I have been successful. Sunday 27 November, and I can't wait.

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