Things are fairly sedate in the OTB (over the bridge) suburb of Greenwich, North Sydney.
It’s a quiet neck of the woods, made up of lovely rambling sandstone homesteads and a few ambling Sunday walkers. But follow the road to the edge of the harbour and you will hear the silence interrupted by small person hysteria.
Was there a kids party I had crashed, was Peppa Pig doing some sort of flash mob appearance? Turns out, no. It was just a standard Sunday down at Greenwich Baths where little people have full swimming pool domination. To be fair there was a Finding Nemo bouncy castle positioned on the beach and a toy box that seemed to be laced with cat nip. I guess this is the adult equivalent of a happy hour special with free cheese.
The little pool is actually a harbour beach that is surrounded by the safe bosom of a shark net. For Australians shark nets are a nice to have, a bit like leaving the burglar alarm on when you leave the house. You know you can live without it, but isn’t it nice to know it’s there.
High Points: Sandy bottom and nice city views
Low points: Depends how you feel about lots of small children. There was also a lack of seating
Attire: Shark shaped beach towels, fluro pink bathing caps and fairy wings
Best for: Anyone not old enough to flush a toilet for themselves. And bouncy castle fanatics
Overall rating: 5 out of 10