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'Beulah Street ferry wharf - a civilised way to get to Kirribili for Saturday brunch' posted by Doug Kirkpatrick


'Unless you know it's here, you'be hard pressed to find this little commuter wharf' posted by Doug Kirkpatrick


'Kirribilli and Beulah Street ferry wharf as seen from the Sydney Harbour Bridge' posted by Doug Kirkpatrick


Kirribilli commute

an experience of city and town

Last Sunday, I found myself in someone's garden in Kirribilli not far from the Prime Minister's Sydney residence. I'd arrived there by ferry (as one does). A group of us were having brunch on the lawn - a very civilised affair. Framing the setting was a horizon of trees between us and the harbour and peering over the top was the crown of that much beloved 'coathanger' strapping together the two halves of Sydney.
 
Tucked in between a couple of buildings along the waterfront is a small path leading from the street to a small ferry wharf. Such a elegant way to commute: a ferry from exclusive Kirribilli to the heard of the city at Circular Quay. A very Sydney, a very Australian experience.

 
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Doug Kirkpatrick
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