Watsons Bay is just inside the "heads" to Sydney Harbour and about 5 kms sailing distance to the city, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. As is our want my father, Laurie, and I mooched along the Marine Walk on Saturday morning. He enjoys himself as long as I talk about what he can see, plain as day, in front of him - not what he has to remember. To quote him, he has a good "forgetory".
We do a lot of people watching - he especially enjoys young children and their interaction with family members. He will ask if he has any grandchildren - he even asks if he is my father.Last Saturday, on a whim, I put a set of boules into the mix. Dad was a very good lawn-bowls player in his 50s - good enough to be club champion. Boy, did he enjoy himself! Don't let the look of agony fool you - that is purely concentration and effort. The two of us playing even rustled up a crowd of tourists with cameras - to his further delight as he was getting two shots closer to the jack than I each time!