“Bear Cottage” – A Very Sacred Place – Please read this blog post

John Bartels May 2022

St. Patrick’s Estate is high on a hill overlooking Manly in Australia. On the Estate is a small green field and some buildings overlooked by a statue of the Holy Mother. You stand there. You are reduced to silence. And so you should be for the buildings are “Bear Cottage”, a children’s Hospice. The only one is New South Wales and only one of three in Australia.

Please read about “Bear Collage” here and hhttps://bearcottage.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/home.php#/lifeere and remember everyone there in your prayers.

Thank you

To God be the Glory

Walk from Manly Beach to Fairlight

A great walk. Tarred walkways. Paradise for joggers and dog walkers. Views of the Heads and ferries at Manly Wharf. A secluded beach. Skin diving. A swimming pool constantly being filled by splashing sea water. Please scroll down for some pictures. June 2022.

Immaculate walkways
Two crews rowing
A bench that has heard millions of confidences
Looking towards Manly Wharf
Fairlight beach
The Fairlight sea water pool

Sentry Duty in Manley Australia

On guard! Two vigilant sentries on full alert! Almost May 2022.

Thanks to LB in Manley for the photo

Rain deluge and flooding: Manly, Sydney in Australia: A picture, three short videos and a dramatic escape for my son.

All from my son in Manly. The dramatic escape is about him! May everyone keep safe. Please scroll down for a picture and 3 short videos and the story (at the end) of my son’s close shave. Thank you to my son MB for the pictures and videos.

Drain water pouring onto the beach at Manly
Rain water pouring out of the drains onto the beach
A flooded intersection in Manly.
Flooding through garden walls in Manly.

Keep safe everyone

Die Dam near the southern tip of Africa

Great accommodation and wonderful beaches. Three pictures. Please scroll down. Thank you to AH for the pictures. Late February 2022.

Just Four Beautiful Reasons to Love Manly in Sydney, Australia- October 2021

Please scroll down. There are 4 pictures. Thank you to LB and MB for the photos.

Look at the rainbow!
A beautiful strelitzia enjoying the view.
What a place to stroll!

Italy? No! Its Manly!