This is a walk downstream along Gore Creek, starting from River Road, a main road. The creek is to the left, and the land slopes up steeply on the right. On this right bank of the creek we're in the suburb of Northwood. The left side is Greenwich. Here's Scully starting off on the walk.
"Why are you stopping? Oh, okay, I'll pose for you..."
It's been raining every day this week, on and off, and the path was very muddy in places. You can see puddles ahead.
Parts of the path are paved with these steps. My wife leads the way.
The path comes out at Gore Creek Reserve, a park with a soccer field and some kids' playground equipment. A lot of people bring their dogs here to run around. There were a few people out enjoying the fresh air, but keeping their social distancing from strangers.
The suburb boundary line deviates from the creek (over to the left) and runs down the right side of the park, so the park is in Greenwich.
Scully inspecting the park for other dogs. The soccer field part is named Bob Campbell Oval. It doubles as a cricket ground in the summer.
Bob Campbell Oval is very close to sea level, and Gore Creek emerges into Sydney Harbour here in this tiny bay. I don't know if this bay has a name.
The facilities at Bob Campbell Oval include this set of changing rooms. For the Greenwich Sports Club, which apparently plays Quidditch. Bob Campbell was the first President of the Greenwich Sports Club. And a thumpin' good wizard.
To get anywhere from here, you have to go uphill. You can either go up this steep street...
Or up what I call "The Stairs of Cirith Ungol". (This is different to the stairs in Walk 3, Berry Island, down from Vista Street to Berrys Creek. And much steeper.)
The Stairs of Cirith Ungol lead up...
And up... They're pretty steep, and a bit slippery when there are fallen leaves on them.
Scully isn't sure about this, and wants to turn around before we enter Mordor, or encounter Shelob...
But with some encouragement and extra lembas bread she pushes on...
We reach the top of the Stairs of Cirith Ungol and emerge on Seaman Street (snicker).
We turn left and continue up the gentler slope on Ffrench Street (yes, with two "F"s). Past this interesting house. And then home. (I didn't take any more photos on this day, but we still had a bit of a walk home from here.)
Map of this walk, starting upper left, and ending lower right.