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Bondi to Coogee

Luck was with us today. The weather was rainy and very windy but it only rained when we were sheltered.

Took the bus out to famous Bondi Beach, start of the 5 km coastal walk to Coogee Beach. Despite the bluster, the scenery was beautiful with some nice lighting from the dark sky.

Enjoyed the rest of the day poking around The Rocks area where we've been staying, near the harbour and Opera House.

While we've really enjoyed Sydney, we look forward to tomorrow as we fly into the Outback, to Ayers Rock.

Bondi...

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View of the Icebergs Swimming Club:
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A final farewell to Sydney...
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Marsupials, Mountains, and Money

An early start to the day, we were picked up at 7:30 by Rob of Sydney Great Escapes. Along with two other guests from The Netherlands, we headed out into countryside.

First stop, the Featherdale Wildlife Park. Loved it! The highlights were having our pic taken patting a koala - no more holding koalas here after some misbehaving tourists. A wise decision. We also fed some small kangaroos out of our hands. I want one 😉.

Then off to the Blue Mountains where we had a magnificent walk down into the valley and took the Scenic Railway for the almost vertical ascent on the world's steepest rail climb. June of course closed her eyes and screamed the whole way. 😁😁😁

As for the "money" in the title, please send some. Food and drink costs here are outrageous. 🤑🤑

Aaaaaahhhh! This is Victor. He won our hearts.
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The stunning Blue Mountains...so named for the blue haze in the air created by the eucalyptus trees.
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The famous "Three Sisters". Where are you Gail, we needed you!!
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Furry Friends and Funny Friends

Another gorgeous day in the harbour city. Started with a ferry ride over to Taronga Zoo. Primarily wanted to see all the Australian animals, as opposed to the African. Not generally big on zoos, but they do amazing work in conservation here, and it is set in beautiful grounds. Glad we got there early. Didn't take long for it to become like a zoo - ha!

Back in town had a nice lunch by the water, waiting to meet up with June's friends, Scott and Irene. So nice to meet them. They took us for an interesting ferry ride further out to a place called Watson's Bay, where we enjoyed a really nice evening at a waterfront restaurant watching the lights of the city coming on.

Interesting what you find in the zoo.

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Skyline from Watson's Bay...
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Are We There Yet?

Wow! That was one long flight. It actually went very smoothly. Pretty much on time, little turbulence, and little crying and screaming - I think I behaved rather well 😇.

After all the planning it was rather unreal wandering around the busy harbour with boats, buskers, crowds of people enjoying the sunshine, with a backdrop of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the magnificent Opera House, and a couple of awesome aboriginal musicians providing the ambience.

With a good night's sleep we hope to hit the streets refreshed in the morning.

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A Wish Come True

The sisters are at it again. After a couple of years in the planning, we are heading to the opposite end of the Pacific, to beautiful Australia.

Big sister June will count this as her fourth trip to the continent, a land like no other, and one in that she feels at home. For me, it's not only one to check off from the 'bucket list'. Australia has always had a draw and it's one that for years I dreamed of visiting.

Our route, after a long non-stop flight from Vancouver, will take us from the big city of Sydney to the Red Centre and then follow along the northeast coast, Cairns to Brisbane. Can't wait to get going. The fun begins.

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