Sometimes we travel down by car, but mostly I go down by train. It takes me about four hours with a train change in Sydney.As my husband is a long term rail employee, we are fortunate to be able to travel the public transport system for free.So I find train travel a real stress free luxury that I indulge in as often as I can.
Last week my daughter asked if i could travel down this last weekend just gone to babysit while she went to a Bon Jovi concert in Sydney. I decided to travel by train and take a few photos along the way to share with you all.
I am happy to go down as my husband was away working and we arn't heading up to the farm until the end of this week.
A fair part of the way the rail line follows the old highway and the new expressway down the coast. It travels past many lakes and major rivers and even the ocean at times. the little old house in the photo above is one of my particular favourite places that I look out for on each trip. It is some bodies weekender that is only accessible by boat, what a lovely little spot to have a holiday, but still not all that far from major services.
Excuse the quality of the photographs, as they were taken through dirty train windows that were moving along quite fast.
As you approach Sydney Central Station,you pass by the beautiful old "Mortuary Station".
This beautiful old building was opened in 1869 and was built to facilitate the transportation of the deceased to local cemeteries for internment.It has recently been restored to it's former glory.
She slept like a log, and I couldn't resist an early morning photo of my sleeping beauty.
We met my daughter off the train about lunchtime, and spent a bit of time together and I started back on the return journey about 3pm.
I arrived back at my local railway station around 8pm that night,tired and weary, but full of joy from my great little expedition.
Hope you have enjoyed my little trip with me, it has been a pleasure to have you along.
Take care every one out there,
until we catch up again,