Over the sea to Sydney

I’m sitting here in a hotel room in Sydney, where we have come for a few days holiday after the festive season. We are making plans each day, rather than having specific things in mind, which is also relaxing. I was last in Sydney many years ago, so it was great to go back.

We flew over early Monday morning, which meant we got a full day in Sydney, although a proper afternoon nap was very necessary (we were up at 3:30am…). It was a bit grey and overcast, but that did not put us off going out and doing a bit of exploring.  After a quick bite to eat, we set off to walk about The Rocks, the historic (and so full of tourists, like us) part of the city.

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Cadman’s Cottage
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From the observatory overlooking the city

We just wandered about, with no particular plan, turning down street and alleys that looked interesting. The view from the observatory gives a great panorama over the city.

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Old door

We also spotted a fair few ibis wandering around. These birds have been moving from their natural breeding grounds to urban areas since the 1970s. Apparently they smell too.

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Mock turtle in a fountain
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Ibis drinking

We finished the day with some much need fish and chips before retiring for a well deserved sleep.

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