An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

Kyeemagh Kyeemagh. I'm not even sure how to pronounce the name of this place (kyee-mah I suppose?) but it's actually kind of aw...

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Kyeemagh

Kyeemagh. I'm not even sure how to pronounce the name of this place (kyee-mah I suppose?) but it's actually kind of awesome. 

It's a tiny suburb (I can count 9 streets off Google Maps) and sits just north of Brighton Le-Sands

From my previous post on Banksia, I strolled into Kyeemagh by crossing Muddy Creek which, at least on the day I visited, was neither muddy nor a creek. Blue River would have been a more appropriate name. Regardless, the moment I crossed the bridge, I was instantly taken somewhere with a different "feel" to Banksia. 





The first thing to greet me was the "Brighton Fisho's" which would not look out of place in any small waterside town. The only thing that gave away that this was Sydney was the fact that the road here had a constant and noisy stream of traffic. 




I was actually intending to make a bee-line to the beach but a park on my left piqued my interest and I went in for a stroll.




Walking past a kids playground revealed a community garden, manned by a bunch of old ladies growing who-knows-what. I like it.




The path from here continues along "Muddy Creek".




In my previous post, I shared a picture of market gardens in Banksia. From this same park you get a great view of another, bigger market garden from around the same area. Again, this is from the late 1800s and is a small and unexpected slice of history. 





The same path continues to where Muddy Creek flows into (or from - I'm not sure. I sucked at geography in high school), Cooks River, and onto a spot I instantly fell in love with called Kyeemagh Reserve. Here I was greeted with bright blue skies, a shining river with a couple of people fishing, and an awesome spot to relax and watch Sydney International Airport do its thing. 



Gents - this would make for a fantastic date. 


But alas, I was here as a solo agent so I continued with my original plan of heading to the shoreline. 

Apart from a small residential area, only one obstacle lay between me and the beach (and "C-side" the seafood takeaway which sat there) - the obnoxiously wide and busy General Holmes Drive. 



I did consider sprinting across the road, but in true pedestrian unfriendly Sydney fashion, I had to walk a few hundred metres down the road, to cross at three sets of traffic lights, to walk a few hundred metres back, to get to C-side.

What is it with traffic lights not having pedestrian lights at the crossing you're at, forcing you to cross three sets of lights just to cross the damn road? 

Anyway, I made it in the end.





Totally worth it btw. (That's 6 calamari rings and a potato scallop for those playing along at home. Most importantly, the shop didn't charge extra for those little squeezy packets of tartare sauce.)


Nice beach too.





Kyeemagh's awesome. Go check it out. 



3 comments:

  1. Best to follow the bike path right around past Kyeemagh Reserve and you walk under the busy bridge over the Cooks River outlet, then around to waterfront to C-side cafe and beyond. Much more pleasant than combating traffic on General Holmes Drive, and you get to see the new sculptures by the see Bayside Council has permanely acquired.

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    1. Good tip - I'd like to head back to this lovely suburb at some stage.

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  2. Yes, ky-EE-mah. Love the calamari there.

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