Catching up .....Friday
Trip Start Sep 05, 2009
12Trip End Sep 14, 2009
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Friday, we caught the bus and headed back to downtown Sydney. Speaking of the bus, I'm proud to say that we are getting so good at it that I actually helped an Aussie with which buses to take to go to Cremorne. I was running off the bus numbers from memory like I was a local. No worries mate! ;) Ok back on subject at hand. Instead of taking the bus all the way to Wynyard station, like we usually do, we got off one station early to have a shorter walk to Circular Quay, The Rocks, and the opera house.
We first stopped to have breakfast at a place in The Rocks that seemed to be popular for locals to grab a bite before work. I saw the word "porridge" on the menu and of course had to try it (topped with bannanas)
We walked around the historic "Rocks" for a little bit and then walked through Circular Quay to get to the opera house. When you walk up to the Opera House, the first thing you notice (after being in awe of the structure itself) is the what seemes like a million stairs. Mom didn't want any part of it so she found an elevator. But I wanted to say "I walked up the stairs to the Sydney Opera House" Ok, are you ready? I walked up the stairs to the Sydney Opera House. Yes it was awsome to be walking around and in that structure.
Once we got our fill of being at one with the Opera House, we went back to circular Quay to catch the ferry to manly Beach. If I have time, I'll include some photos of the Opera House and the beach. From the train station, we walked through a few blocks of shops to get to the beach. I'm not sure how the photos came out but hopefully they can speak for themselves.
We couldn't stay out too long since Mom was going out square dancing that night and needed time to rest and get ready (she has an online friend in Perth who contacted one of her fellow square dancers in this area who was picking her near the hotel)