Today, being a day of leisure, I lunched with friends at a riverside restaurant at Brooklyn, a small settlement on the Hawkesbury River. We had a table on the top deck, overlooking the river and enjoyed the relaxing effect that the bushland had on us.
Brooklyn was created in 1884 and five years later, the railway bridge was built across the Hawkesbury River, one of the country's great rivers. This view of the river shows Dangar Island on the left. The river was beautifully calm and you can imagine how soothed we were after a tasty lunch, good conversation and a stroll around the shore.