Day 47 - Sydney - Balmoral (Oz)
Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
141Trip End Aug 17, 2013
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All packed up for another day trip today. This time we explore the northern suburb of Mosman, and in particular, Balmoral Beach, which fronts Hunters Bay. It's a ferry and a bus ride away from Circular Quay. We are loving the ferry system; such a lovely way to travel. Perhaps we should use the boats more in London.
We jump off the bus eager to see the beach. Wow! its a cracker, and almost completely empty. We met an Australian family on the boat who couldn't understand why we would want to go to the beach on such a cold day - its 23 degrees, and an absolutely gorgeous day, perfect for the Brits
Another picnic lunch on a sunny bench in our swimming things. Rich takes a pew up on the wall to watch the world go by, and Dylan waggles his finger at him telling him to be very careful up there. Taya is attracting smiles sitting eating crackers and hummus by herself. This place is full of ladies with babies. There are big groups of them sitting under shady trees chatting with their friends. Emma wishes her NCT meet ups were able to be in such amazing places.
Nap time success today as Rich and Emma stroll up and down the shoreline. What a perfect place for a pram push, just lovely. Rich decides that he'd like to visit the town of Mosman even though a lady warns us that the hill is practically vertical. The ascent is quite ridiculous and Rich asks several times who's idea this was!? Rich later admits his enthusiasm was so he could look at the estate agents windows. Once again the houses here are huge and impressive.
Up in Mosman we have milkshakes in jugs in a nice cafe when the children wake up. Back on the bus to Mosman Wharf and the ferry to Circular Quay. Dylan's talking reaches fever pitch on the ferry as he pretends to be the driver, and he makes more friends.
Back at the hostel for a family dinner and speedy bedtimes.
Super, happy day.