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Feb 17, 2018 - More Sights in Sydney

We have Friday and Saturday left in Sydney, and do plans Coffee slang: short black: shot of expresso; long black: expresso with hot water added; flat white: shot of expresso with steamed milk; cappuccino: same; mugoccino: cappuccino in a mug; babtcinno: steamed milk with powdered chocolate sprinkled on top! We had a nice continental breakfast at our hotel, including vegemite for our toast, and "long black" coffees; and set off to walk across the bridge while it was cool. It tool about 30 monutes and 2500 steps. Not much to do on the other...

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Feb 15, 2018 - Opera and Carmen

We returned Thursday morning to Circular Quay and had a sandwich in the wharf area. Then we hiked up the hill with suitcases in tow... about 3 blocks... to our hotel for the next 3 days: the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel. It is supposedly the oldest hotel in Sydney. There are two floors of rooms (7 total) over the pub and brewery. There is no elevator. Luckily a nice young woman helped us drag the suitcases to our fourth floor room. Good AC, corner room with 4 windows, nice large tub! We rested for the afternoon and then prepared for our trip...

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Feb 14, 2018 - Glamping on Cockatoo Island

We went to Cookatoo Island on Tuesday afternoon. Cockatoo is a UNESCO Heritage Site. In the morning we visited the old Mint Museum, and had a lovely tour with a knowledgeable docent tooking for something to do! Then we walked to the Sydney Museum. Although the exhibits were visually appealing, the layout did not make sense... so not impressed. Then we grabbed a sandwich across from Parliament and observed 2 demonstrations! One for low wages and one about being sorry? We have noticed how clean Sydney is... no trash anywhere! And the harbor...

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Feb 13, 2018 - Sydney

We rented an apartment on the south side of the harbour with good access to the city. Exploring Sydney by ferry, bus and train, we discovered Kings Cross, Oxford Street and Paddington! Sightseeing included the fish market, walking along the coast on both sides of the harbour and a trip up-river to the city of Parramatta. And oh yes… we also visited a pointy opera house, a surfing beach and climbed a bridge.

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Feb 12, 2018 - Sight Seeing in Sydney

Today is Monday, and our Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus day. The company has 2 tour loops, one around town and one to the Bondi Beach area. We caught the earliest bus at 8:30, conveniently located a block from our hotel. We saw King's Criss and Potts Point historic neighborhoods, then drove across the Royal Botanic Gardens. We got a great view of the Opera House, then headed up and away from the water. We got off at the bus at the meeting point for the beach loop and had breakfast outside at a cute cafe. We had an egg bagel sandwich with cheese...

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Feb 11, 2018 - Sydney, Blue Mountains and Opera House

Sydney Harbor is vast, with many bays and islands scattered about. There is not any big expanse of water like Melbourne or Auckland, lots and lots of inlets and peninsulas. There is the big yacht harbor, White’s Bay harbor where our ship was mostly docked and Circular Quay the inlet next to the Sydney Opera house. Bridges and ferries connect it all. Our ship is small enough that we were able to sail under the coat hanger bridge that is always in the pictures. You can climb the bridge for $350 a person. (We didn’t do that). Definitely a big...

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Feb 10, 2018 - Sydney Australiai

History; G”Day mate, Sydney is celebrated for its magnificent natural harbor which is the worlds largest. Sydney was founded as a penal colony in 1788, since then it has grown into the culture jewel of Australia. The iconic Sydney opera house, the Rock district, the first European settlement in Australia and the Harbor Bridge all make this city great. So much history and so many beautiful views, it is absolutely beautiful. Toured the Rock ate and had 2 pints in the oldest pub, walked to the coat hanger bridge and beautiful Sydney opera...

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Feb 9, 2018 - Flying to Sydney, Australia

Off to KCI, then to Dallas. Boarded our Qantas #8, Airbus 380.... Gary was quite impressed: carries 516 people; 2 story double decker; wing span is 260 feet 9.9 inches; world’s largest commercial aircraft; and 8581 miles and 17 hours 40 minutes!!! Of the 516 people on the aircraft 24 are crew. The crew is two shifts of 12 persons each, this includes the pilot and copilot. A couple of hours after take off the crew handling the aircraft is relieved by the second group. They retreat to an area in the cargo bay which has 12 bunks and allows...

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Jan 21, 2018 - Sydney

Day 14, Sunday, Jan 21st We arrived in Sydney in the afternoon and as soon as we checked into the hotel, the two of us took a walk in one of the many beautiful park close by. For dinner the group walked a couple blocks to an old bar. Tuesday we spent the day touring. First we bused around town through eastern suburbs with expensive homes and shopping centers to the harbor enterance with cliffs plunging into the deep blue Tasman Sea. We stopped for coffee at Bondi Beach, a sandy beach in a cove close to the city center. We then got our first...

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Dec 3, 2017 - Day 7 - Sydney

A well deserved day of rest. We have been welcomed by out good friends Jenny and David in Sydney. They sheltered us yesterday on our wet arrival, offering a warm welcome, a warm shower, a comfortable bed, great food and drinks, along with the best friendship. On our arrival yesterday we removed all wet clothes and left them in the garage. This morning as I woke up the sun was shining, so I put out all the still soaked gears around their tennis court. Squeezing the gloves, water was still dripping out and the newspaper I put inside the boots...

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Dec 2, 2017 - Day 6 - Narrandera to Sydney

Woke up and was raining. Pack the bike under the rain. Made the unforgivable mistake not to wear the rain overall; didn’t know it yet, but would have copped it. Decided instead to trust my new BMW jacket and my 25 years old goretex trousers. Goretex doesn’t expire, but glue and straps on the inside of the stitches do! We refuel at the local petrol station and change the left rear direction light bulb, that must had enough of the crazy voltages going around my bike lately. Off we were. The rain was heavy and constant and the roads were...

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Nov 28, 2017 - Sydney

Sydney – our last few days. We were picked up from the cruise by past cruise friends who live just 2 hours north of Sydney. We had 2 lovely days with Richard and Ngaire at their beautiful home overlooking Lake McQuarie. We took the train back to Sydney with more views of this massive lake on the way. Next day we took the train and then bus to the Blue Mountains a rugged region west of Sydney.Known for dramatic scenery, it encompasses steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and the Three Sisters sandstone rock formation. A sort of grand...

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