Thursday, 15 March 2012

Holiday - Day 10 - Sydney

This was a fully packed day. After doing some laundry and eating breakfast I headed to Manly Wharf to catch the ferry into Sydney. As I wasn't on a commuter ferry with a suitcase I took some photos on this trip.

The beach at Manly Wharf.

The Harbour Bridge and 

Opera House. These are on either side of Circular Quay where the ferry docks, and it's quite exciting to see them come into view.

I'd had a look on the internet before I left the hotel and located a knitting shop. So I walked through the CBD to have a nose around Morris and Sons. I bought some Australian yarn and a shawl pin.

The Museum of Sydney. I just walked past on my way to the Botanical Gardens, I decided it was too nice a day to be inside.

Ibis and parrots in the Botanical Gardens.

Walking through the Botanical Gardens back towards Circular Quay.

I spent too long taking pictures of the Opera House and had to really hustle to meet up with Laura and make our ferry to Watsons Bay.

Watsons Bay.

Laura was happy to see our lunch destination. (Thank you De for the recommendation)

We took our fish and chips and sat on the beach over here. (Laura has decided that she's going to live in that blue house, so we were just testing out her new front yard)

Mmm, grilled Baramundi.

Another shot of Laura's new house!

We had a little walk and found the bus stop we would need to get back into the city.

Ever vigilant, Laura spotted a trip hazard!

Back at Circular Quay we made our way to the Opera House for a drink. Stopping for more photo's on the way.

I seem to have sprouted a lamp post in this shot!

We sat along here by the water, had a drink and waited for the bats to appear.

After our drink we were on the move again. We had tickets for a new dance piece by Sydney Dance Company, we did however have time to take photo's of tiny landmarks on the way.

The show was incredible. It was the first modern dance show I'd seen but I enjoyed it. Laura and I did all the essential moves (pointing a finger at your palm, slowly waving 1 hand and our favourite viewfinder fingers) as we headed to the next stop on our whirlwind tour of Sydney. 

This was another recommendation from De (thank you!). The cocktail bar at the Shangri-La hotel. It's at the top of the hotel and has views over the city. It all looked beautiful from up there. We then headed back to the ferry to make our way wearily home to Manly Beach. 

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