You Were Expecting Lego Photos?
On Saturday morning I went to inspect a few unit/townhouses in Sutherland. I am considering working in the city some time soon and if we moved there it would double the amount of trains available as well as cut ten minutes off the journey each way. Unfortunately it seems like half a million other people have had the same idea and the demand for nice accomodation in Sutherland has followed traditional economic principles in regards to pricing.
After a quick look a Google Maps I noticed that the suburb of Woronora Heights, which is adjacent to Sutherland but sheltered by bushland, rivers and cemetaries, might also be an alternative living location. It would be at least a one kilometre walk to the Sutherland station however it's isolation might mean that rental prices were cheaper.
To investigate this I could have done many things: looked up rental prices in Woronora Heights on the internet, driven there, poked around on Google Earth. Instead of doing any of those things I decided to walk to Sutherland from Engadine via Woronora Heights, and in doing so became one of the many victims of "Google Maps does not show you are about to walk up a gigantic fucking hill."
Now that I reflect on what the suburb is called I guess I should have know what was coming. Fortunately for you, dear reader, I brought my camera.
Part of the walk along the ridge of the gorge to Woronora Heights, from Engadine. Steeper than it looks.
A bulldozer along the way. It was like: "Brad, take some photos of me here and if you like me maybe we can do some more photos on the Sunshine Coast!"
After a couple of kilometres I reached Woronora Heights. Seriously, I can't believe this suburb is actually closer to the CBD than Engadine.
An example of a backstreet in Woronora Heights. This explains where all those four wheel drives, utes and boats that drive past my house every day are coming from.
I took this photo because my brain was excited to see something colourful that wasn't green or overcast.
Canoes. This was about 1km from Sutherland station, and when I noticed that the trip to the train station was up yet another hill and through thick bushland. I realised we probably wouldn't be living here.
Woronora Heights was very pretty though. A leafy, tranquil suburb - even more than Engadine.
These were not the greatest photos. Luckily my witty captions were here. I think I might need to do some more Daily Shoot assignments to tighten up my skills.