Circular Quay

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  • Day63

    Mit der Fähre nach MANLY

    January 2 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Am CIRCULAR QUAY gehts auf die Fähre, aber die Bezahlung ist nicht so einfach, da eine OPAL-Zahlkarte sich für uns nicht gelohnt hat. Also mir Kreditkarte an das Drehkreuz. Nächste Einschränkung: Pro Kreditkarte ist nur 1 Person abbuchbar. Zum Glück haben wir 3 verschiedene Karten mit Zahlfunktion!
    Nun gehts in letzter Minute auf den Kahn, 7 Seemeilen liegen vor uns, eine sonnige Bootspartie...
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  • Day40

    Sunday in Sydney

    February 16 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    I got an early start today because I decided I was going to church (yes, you read that correctly!), as it would be the best way to see St. Mary’s Cathedral, just two blocks away. St. Mary’s is Australia’s largest cathedral and is English-style gothic. It was very impressive inside and out. The choir was all-male from prepubescent boys to 60ish year old men. They sang the hymns beautifully in Latin, something I hadn’t experienced since I was a child attending Sacre Coeur in Winnipeg! The Arch Bishop was in town and led the service along with his squad. The homily was surprisingly good but the service was 1 1/2 hours long. Afterwards I wandered around admiring the church and made a comment to who I thought was one of the ushers. When he said he was an atheist I was puzzled until he explained that he was the security guard! We had an interesting conversation about a variety of topics. I rushed back to the apartment as JS was having a family dinner and wanted to FaceTime me. It was a very hectic household with the three little ones but it was good to see and talk with everyone.

    After lunch I headed to the touristy historic area called The Rocks. Every weekend they have a large artisans market which was very nice to admire but not buy as everything was pretty pricey. From here I walked to Circular Quay where the tour boats, ferries and cruise ships dock. It’s a popular place for weddings and wedding photos as I saw one wedding ceremony and 4 wedding parties having their photos taken. The Sydney Opera House looms in the background so this is what draws them to this location. The whole area was really busy with locals and tourists enjoying a pleasant Sunday afternoon.

    I watched the Maasdam leave port. This was the cruise I had considered taking. It’s a smaller ship with a port-intensive itinerary. It appealed to me because Holland America was introducing a new format with this ship where they had lecturers on board to teach the culture and history of Tasmania and New Zealand. They would also be bringing on local entertainers from each port. I felt a little sad that I wouldn’t be sailing but so far I am happy with my decision to do a land-based vacation. I read that all the passengers had to be screened for the Coronavirus before boarding so I hope they don’t encounter any problems like the other two ships that have been in the news daily. The cyclone that had been in the forecast moved in a different direction but large swells were still expected.

    I did a lot of steps again today (10 km) and was pretty exhausted by the time I got back to the apartment. Evenings are for relaxing with some TV (poor selection of channels), my iPad, and a glass of Australian Pinot 🥂
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  • Day106


    December 31, 2015 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Als we dan toch in Australie zijn, is er maar een ( juiste ) plek om oud en nieuw te vieren.. Sydney! We zeggen ons comfortabele leven in Melbourne gedag en we gaan weer het werkeloze leven in opzoek naar avontuur :-).

    We vliegen de 31ste naar Sydney om de 1ste door naar Perth te vliegen. Want een hotel in Sydney betalen deze nacht is niet te doen als je werkeloos bent ( dat is weer de andere kan van de medaille )

    Fida en Ryan zijn eerder aangekomen in Sydney en hebben een super spot uitgekozen om het vuurwerk te bekijken. Het vuurwerk stelt ons niet teleur. Het is ontzettend indrukwekkend en net wanneer je denkt dat het niet mooier kan worden, wordt het toch nog mooier dan het al was.

    Maarja toen was het kwart over 12 en in tegenstelling tot Amsterdam.. lijkt het wel alsof iedereen zo snel mogelijk naar huis rent.. En wij maar denken dat we de hele nacht kunnen partyen om de volgende dag weer terug te vliegen.. Maar onze buurman van het vuurwerk bekijken biedt ons een slaapplek aan, onze held van de avond.

    We nemen de toeristische route naar zijn huis en varen 's nachts op de ferry het kanaal over. Het was weer een top avond. De volgende dag hebben we nog een ferry rit gedaan en de lekkerste fish en chips van Sydney gegeten, daarna vliegen we naar Perth.
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  • Day3

    Sydney with Opera

    July 26, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    After our trip to the mountains, we got the train back to Sydney in good time to spruce up for an evening at the opera. We had booked tickets for the Sydney Opera House production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. The location was an easy stroll from our hotel near the Sydney Harbour, so we got to take in the evening views of the iconic structure and Harbour Bridge. As for the opera, the staging was minimalist, yet very effective, the costumes were a combination of period and contemporary, and of course the arias and orchestra were outstanding.

    The next day, our only full day in Sydney, we wandered around the harbor area, taking in a street market and historic buildings. A tip from Lonely Planet was to climb the observation tower at the cruise terminal ‘for a killer view.’ They got that right! In the afternoon we took a 2-hour narrated cruise around the harbor. Hey, Finding Nemo fans, our guide pointed out 42 Wallaby Way!
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  • Day138

    Sydney Vivid

    May 26, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Vivid ist ein spektakuläres Festival, wo verschiedene Gebäude und Plätze in der Innenstadt von Sydney unterschiedlich beleuchtet und mit Projektionen und teilweise mit Musik untermalt werden.

    Vivid is a spectacular festival, where different buildings and places in the city centre of Sydney are illuminated variously and are accompanied with projections and partly with music.
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  • Day5

    Night out in Sydney CBD

    November 5, 2016 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    The Manly ferry must be one of the highlights for any tourist in Sydney. There is no better vantage point to see the Sydney harbour bridge and the Opera House from, and that only for AUS$7.50.

    Dobbo and Carmien joined us for a sunset cruise on the public ferry to the CBD. The sunset over the Sydney harbour was beautiful.

    We had a couple of drinks in town and had our first taste of kangaroo and Emo on a pizza.

    The nights in Sydney cool down significantly, we will have to get use to it again. Isabel constantly needs to carry her jacket with her just in case. I find it refreshing that things cool down at night.

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  • Day2

    Sydney Welcome

    November 2, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    It was spectacular sailing into Sydney Harbor, the natural beauty of the heads, contrasted by the iconic Sydney Landmarks was a perfect intro to the diversity of things the city offers.

    I amazed how quickly we disembarked the ship, it was effortless even with all our luggage & and the elderly being a bit lost in front of us. We walked from the international Quay to Circular Quay, it felt like I am walking in Pretoria with all the Jacaranda trees in bloom. Watched Sydney's morning hustle and bustle and appreciated the runners coming by. Roedolf walked about for a free wifi spot. Two random Aussie guys engaged in a chat and shared some local must do tips.

    We met the Dobinson's. Bermuda friends welcoming us in Sydney feels kinda strange in a way.

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  • Day21

    Walking around Sydney

    June 5, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Sadly not as many pictures today, the weather really wasn’t on my side, and meant museum and coffee shop hopping to stay out the rain! Hopefully the week gets better so I can see the city, fit in harbour walks, bondi beach, and a harbour ferry cruise.Read more

  • Day3

    Circular quay - Sydney

    December 4, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Erster ganzer Tag in Sydney😍 natürlich direkt einer der besten Spots ausgecheckt😊 Wen haben wir denn da getroffen?🥰
    Für uns geht‘s jetzt mit dem Camper Richtung Wollongong😎

You might also know this place by the following names:

Circular Quay, サーキュラー・キー, 서큘러 키, 環形碼頭

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