Friday, September 30, 2016

Sydney, Day 2

"so he bringeth them unto their desired haven."

Day two of our stay in Sydney dawned the opposite of the rainy, gray Monday on which we arrived, and we made the most of the day.  We started the morning by walked the Harbor Bridge and the area on the north side of the bridge.  We then explored Circular Quay and the area of the Opera House and even watched the area being sealed off on account of a handbag someone had left behind.  From the Opera House we went to the Royal Botanic Gardens next door, interrupting out visit to have lunch at the Spice Room, an Indian restaurant.

Opera House and harbor from Harbor Bridge

city center

Harbor Bridge

Opera House and Water Taxi

Opera House and city center

Bradfield Park and Milson's Point

 Bird-of-Paradise flowers at Milson's Point

back on the bridge

Circular Quay

Harbor Bridge

city center

Opera House

Red-billed Gull

security dealing with a forgotten purse


Royal Botanic Gardens

Noisy Miner

After returning to the Botanic Gardens we went on and walked around Mrs. Macquaries Point and our oldest daughter, a doctor, even assisted a girls who had been running the steps there and who had a bad fall.  Returning to Circular Quay we caught the bus to Bondi Beach, where we watched the surfers for a while and then walked south along the cliffs to Mackenzies Point and on to Tamarama Beach where we watched the sunset before heading back to Circular Quay and to our rooms at the Rocks Youth Hostel - a fabulous day.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Little Corellas

Mrs. Macquaries Point

 HMAS Anzac

Bondi Beach

Mackenzie's Point

Bondi Beach from Mackenzie's Point

Mackenzie's Point to Tamarama Beach

 White-faced Heron


back at Circular Quay


  1. Really like the photos of the rock formations, there are some sandstone cliffs near North Bend/Coos Bay that have strange shapes carved into them. I have thought about photographing them but have never got around to it.

    1. There are similar sandstone formations in the Bellingham area and in the Chuckanut Mountains, in fact, the sandstone is known as Chuckanut Sandstone.


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