Greenwich bath time benders

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Greenwich kids rules

Greenwich Baths,

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

Cost: $3.90

Best for: Anyone not old enough to flush a toilet for themselves. And bouncy castle fanatics

Overall rating: 5 out of  10

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Small sharks are occasionally spotted in the area

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Clouds are gathering kids

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Remnants of toy box bender

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How the serenity? Looks are deceiving

2 thoughts on “Greenwich bath time benders

  1. So-so as a swimming venue, but the ferry trip to get there was a novelty. Wife liked the food at the cafe and I appreciated the complimentary newspaper, even if it was the Murdoch one. This was back at the turn of the century, so I suppose it’s now been superseded by Wi-Fi.

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