Sydney MiscellanyFebruary 6, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C
What a harbour! Vancouver has the mountains but this one is huge...and sooo active. Fun to watch.
Took a ferry (there are many, many going every which way) to Manly Beach...another beautiful, long, sandy. Met up with friends from Victoria...Reg and Kerry who gave us the Manly tour, super beach walk, happy hour back at their place, a great dinner in a beach-side restaurant. Not too hard to take.
City walking tour the next day....Captain Cook; Sydney the depository for convicts from Britain; fight with Melbourne for country capital (neither won, so they built Canberra); Danish designer of the opera house (Jorn Utzon) got ripped off and let go when he went overbudget and overtime, and things got political (yah...so unusual for big projects 🤔); protests over building the harbour bridge (nicknamed 'the ugly coathanger'); harbour condos selling for $22 million...uber expensive even by Vancouver standards.
A big, action-packed, noisy city of 5 million...wonderful to see, but ready for the smaller places in N.Z.Read more