A view from the downside

It is Wednesday evening here in Oz. This will probably be the last post as we are off to Forster tomorrow evening. We will return late on Sunday in time to set off into the interior on Monday morning.

On Tuesday we continued to do battle with the rain. We caught the ferry to Manly on the other side of the harbour and enjoyed a long walk along the waterfront path to Spit Bridge before returning for fish and chips on the beach. A quick ferry trip back and a walk down to Paddy’s Market to find it closed before heading back for tea and a trip to the pub.

Last night it rained loads, parts of NSW are flooded, but sadly it does not seem to be raining in Victoria where they could do with it.

Undeterred this morning we stuck with the plan and headed off to Coogee for the coastal walk to Bondi Beach. Pretty good walk it was too especially when as we turned the headland into Bondi the sun came out at long last. A quick paddle and bus ride later saw us at Paddys Market again to find it still closed but this time we found the sign that says ot opens on Thursday’s Friday’s and Saturday’s. We ambled around a bit as we made our way to explore the delights of Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay where had a few beers and dinner then watched all the lights come after sunset before we made our journey back to the tram and Lilyfield.

It was great to finally feel that Oz sunshine. Just in time me thinks before we head off into the heat of Alice next week.

(Sorry no pics in the posting as how to do that was not in my training!)

Happiness: 9.5/10
Workload: -5/10
Photos taken: 426
Thought for the day: It’s just the one Stella tonight please!

4 thoughts on “A view from the downside”

  1. >G’day mate as sob into my one lonely stella as the halls of the blythe echo and the tumble weed tiumbles gently across the vista! Thank goodness for the rockbadger!

  2. >Good to hear the sun is shining and you haven’t fallen off yet. Enjoying the Aussie cuisine and drinking stella (some things never change!)

    Have a great time in Alice, hopefully speak to you soon!

  3. >You are obviously having a good if soggy time = inside AND OUT AS IT WERE. The baronness and I thought of you last night as we downed our Ozzie Shiraz. Fish and chips at Manly is good likewise all the walking to get rid of the effects of the Stella. Alan is off on Sat. and has promised a Galapagos meal on his return, Turtle soup?? Chris is concerned you will miss Coddle Monday or whatever it’s called. Something to do with bacon he said . Enjoy the Red Centre. Love from Rockbadger

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