Had breakfast in the café before
heading for the Rocks. This is one of the oldest parts of Sydney and
the morning was spent wandering around taking in some wonderful
architecture and the lovely atmosphere. Found a shop that sold
everything from Russian dolls to an Egyptian Sarcophagus to china
from steamer ships.
Also visited the garrison church, which is a
lovely little church with some nice stained glass and a lovely carved
altar and reredos. However it also had the newsletter of Moore
College on display and referred to it's priest as minister.
afternoon we climbed the bridge in lovely grey jumpsuits. The view
from the top was amazing, Sydney seems so large.
However, the climb
wasn't that hard and the safety seemed a bit over the top. I would
have been quite happy to do it without being attached to a safety
wire. It also felt a bit tour groupish and near the top you seemed to
spend time standing waiting for the group in front to move on.
had a drink in a pub just up the road which stocked a good range of
Australian beers. We then had dinner in a Bavarian theme bar, very
strange in the middle of Sydney, suddenly being transported to
Munich, complete with staff wearing Lederhosen.
international travel is catching up and it was back to the hostel for
an early night.
Australian metro trains are double decker. Some
also have seat backs that you can move to change the way you face.
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