The Mercantile Hotel
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At 5:00 this morning, Cathy and I crawled out of bed and rushed to the top deck of the ship to witness our arrival into Sydney Harbour. We'd been told this was well worth it and were not disappointed. We passed directly beside the Sydney Opera House and pulled into our dock right beside the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. The ship docked in the most convenient possible location, right in the ...
... heard it was beautiful to see up by the lighthouse, it was the biggest struggle of our lifes to get up, but we were so pleased when we did. It was very beautiful watching the sun come up looking out to sea, and seeing the whales and dolphins in the distance. We had a really nice day on the beach after that, topping up our tans. We even hired body boards as the waves were very big, a little intimidating to be honest but we had a really good time. Although the waves did pull ...
... watched them all day. We also stopped at a small town called Glenbrooks just on the outskirts of our final destination and bough some fresh fruit and I of course had to sample the freshly baked pastry spinach type sausage roll (without the sausage but with the roll) Finally arriving at the Blue Mountain range, ready for the first of our hikes. STUNNING, the initial view before you even set off over this vast range is just breathtaking. A few years back a young guy ...
... a first time visit and not somewhere that was on my radar. I dare say we will be back some day as it is home to our new found family of Newgrosh's. It was great to meet and catch up with David's side of the family and if I'm going to help David write a book on his father's and grandfather's life sometime in the future (he doesn't know about this btw) we will most definitely have to pay another visit.
Highlight: dinner with Richard, Carol, Barry and Viv.
... team in the Sydney airport. I got yelled at when Kris got questioned at customs (all was fine, they just pull aside the occasional person to direct questions at). We paid $17 each to take the public train for about ten minutes then took a wrong turn walking to the hostel. When we finally got to our closet-sized room, there was construction directly underneath our window. But we made it! Bring on Honeymoon Pt. 2.
We started off day #1 with coffee because we are now in a ...