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


crowds


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



 sunset






back at Circular Quay


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