Day 46 - Sydney - Watsons Bay (Oz)

Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
Trip End Aug 17, 2013

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Flag of Australia  , New South Wales,
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

We are very fickle we know but we have done it again - we are head over heels in love with Sydney, and the little gem of a place we went to today is just the icing on the cake. Super wow!

We are thrilled with the location of our hostel. It's ideal for exploring. A 10 minute wander down to Circular Quay and straight onto a ferry to Watsons Bay. About 20 scenic minutes later we "landed", as Dylan calls it, in the most beautiful little place. Boats scattered around the bay, sparkly clear water, white sandy beaches, amazing houses, something interesting around every corner, and a view of the city in the distance. We can't stop clicking away on the camera.

A quick glance at the map and we set off to explore, and choose a house. We walk down Marine Parade and spot a cute blue house we like, it's a huge house but is styled to look like a beach hut. It has cut out seahorses on all of the gates and a view to die for. We stroll through the pretty streets full of incredible houses, not just huge but stunning too, the people that live here must have serious money. Everything is so pretty, but in true toddler style Dylan spends 10 minutes looking at the rubbish bins and the pictures of food on them. It never ceases to amaze us what he finds interesting.

We walk down and have a little dip in the water at Camp's Cove, a great little stretch of beach, which we have all to ourselves. Dylan is very into sticks at the minute and he chooses two to accompany us on the rest of the journey. Over on the other side of the peninsula we find a great bench for a picnic at, The Gap, looking out to sea and spotting boats. Not the most successful nap time for little Taya in the pram, but the view was great as we walked along a cliff path to see Macquarie Lighthouse and looped back round to see the rest of the town. Back round to where we started, then along to Gibson's Beach. We have covered most of the area on foot. We must be getting fit with all this walking, pram pushing and kid carrying. Emma wishes she had brought her swimming things as the water looks so beautiful and inviting. It's so sheltered in the bay that there are hardly any waves. We settle for paddling instead. Rich takes Taya into the water for a splash around and she absolutely loves it; lots and lots of smiles and laughs. Then we wile away the afternoon sat playing in the sand, watching the boats and kayaks, collecting more sticks, writing our names in the sand, enjoying the peace and quiet, and the fantastic weather.

A quick play at the playground, while Emma and Rich have an ice cream, and we catch the last ferry home. We start off outside and play at the front of the boat lifting the kidlets up from the shelter into the blasting wind. Inside the ferry out of the wind Dylan works the crowd but settles on two elderly Australian ladies who ask him lots of questions about what we have done today.

Back to the hostel for dinner. Taya is too tired to eat hers so its an early night for the little lady.

Another brilliant day in Sydney which just gets better and better.
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Liz Cheyne x on

Beautiful photos on a magic day in the sunshine.
Thank you!

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