Friday, 9 October 2009

Any which way ?

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.” Dr. Seuss quotes
I had another post operative BAHA appointment yesterday. It was in the city so I decided to use public transport. Driving in Sydney city traffic is crazy and dangerous.

I used the transport info website to plan my journey. Easy I thought...

To start with it suggested the express train from Penrith that terminated at Central station . Great !

It was followed by a long, complex walk...10+ Left /right turns. BOO !

I knew Kings Cross Station was closer with a shorter direct walk.

I tried again but it wouldn't give me the option I desired so I started my journey in the trip planner at Kings Cross. Since I knew the train times.

“A man loses his sense of direction after four drinks; a woman loses hers after four kisses” Henry Louis Mencken
So I clicked to view the suggested trip ...

Option 1 ...what the problem with this ?
Oh you just want me to enjoy a little train ride from Kings Cross to Edgecliff , change platforms and come back !

Option 2 why would I catch the train to Town Hall not the shortest nor easiest walking route ! The walk from Central was easier !

Guess it is good for exercising the feet but not your brain !
“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”Jimmy Dean
In other news ... The skin graft where the abutment /screw was inserted into my skull is healing well. I have my next appointment 16th December and hopefully the abutment will be fully bonded with the bone and healed so I can get the sound processor fitted. I already have the appointment to follow the surgeon's appointment.

Yesterday , the wind in the city was so biting and strong, I think they said over 90km /hr. I was almost blown across the street while I was stopped waiting to cross at the lights.

Kings Cross is a very sad place, I saw a few people obviously with severe mental health issues , probably homeless from their disheveled looks and scruffy/tattered attire; crying or shouting at no-one in particular. No directions in life one to care.

I also saw the adult night clubs (from the exterior) , Life size posters of semi naked women advertising the clubs 'entertainment' and the 'adult' shops ( no I didn't go in LOL).

I am still sure public transport was the way to go.

  1. For Sydney siders or families visiting Sydney on a Sunday you can buy $2.50 per person family funday passes that entitles you to travel most places on the transport network, buses & ferries included.
  2. New train timetables start this Sunday.
  3. World Masters Games are on in Sydney. Spectators are free for most events.


Christie Burnett said...

Nothing like Sydney's train system to make life harder than it needs to be.

Glad you are healing well,

Anonymous said...

I am glad all is going well with your BAHA.

mmmmmm Sydney train system..leaves a bit to be desired eh???


Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I have the same problem with Whereis. Always makes the trip waaaaaaay longer and weirder than it needs to be.

When we were in Melbourne a while back I saw many of the people you speak of. Totally crushed me. To think they were someones child...

Marilyn said...

I'm glad to hear your BAHA procedures are going well. And I'm so glad I don't depend on public transport every day anymore!!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Glad everything is going well with your BAHA.

jeanie said...

I find that with whereis instructions - they will take you left/right/left/right when there is a direct road most occasions.

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