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  • Day9

    Day 9

    August 13, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    City to Surf Day.

    Up 6am and out 7ish. Thousands of people milling about in Hyde Park. Cambridge Hotel hotel is perfect location for the start.

    Andy went at 8.05 and I went at 8.30. Not a cloud in the sky but chilly in the early morning winter sun.

    First half not scenic but second half had lovely views of the harbour and Bondi Beach. Andy did 1.35 and I did 2.05 for 14k. A lot of walking!

    Got bus back to Bondi junction then 333 bus home. All very easy. Back home midday ish.

    Showered and out for breakfast at 1ish. Had jug of beer (tap) and chatted with crowd from Melbourne. Seemed really nice. Both had burger then off to town. Went round beautiful botanical gardens - enormous green space. Sat outside Opera House watching boats then went looking for beer. Not so easy. Cafes along Circular Quay were very busy on sunny Sunday afternoon so we didn't like them at all. Had a look in a couple of tourist shops - fridge magnets $10 which says it all. Couldn't find any pubs so went to Paragon Hotel for beer then went searching again. No pubs so went to George where we went the other day. Nice quiet beer then went to look for light show from park. People walking away so maybe we missed it again...... Didn't go any further. We've walked/run 26km today so legs have had enough and I need to pee every 5 minutes!!!

    Back to Porterhouse. Had 'jug' and shared sandwich & chips. Really nice pub.

    Back to Cambridge 8ish with bottle of wine. Very tired.

    Bed 10ish
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