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After breakfast, and packing sandwiches into our newly acquired cool bag, we headed out. Bought two more bus passes and hopped on a bus down to the end of Glebe Point Road. Our destination today was Sydney University. We walked through the lovely gardens of Victoria Park, past the outdoor Olympic sized swimming pool - its no wonder the Australians are so good at swimming, there are swimming pools everywhere. We soon reached the small road that led up to the grand looking university. An archway led through to a large quadrangle filled with lawns and pathways; it was very Oxford-esque, and peaceful without the students. All schools and colleges are closed for the summer hols at the moment, finishing before Christmas and going back at the end of January.
Dave had left us with a fine bottle of wine, so we decided to take it to a little Italian restaurant that we had discovered not far from the hostel. Many of the restaurants around here are BYO, a custom that really suits our traveller's budget. We chose a table in the tiny, vine-covered courtyard and both ordered pasta with a portion of garlic bread. It's been quite hot today, and we caught the last of the rays as the sun set. The waitress commented on the weather, saying it was improving after a poor start - we resisted the urge to assure her that it had been great to us! To the Aussies, a good summer is everday being wall to wall sunshine and 35 degrees. If it's 25 degrees with a bit of cloud, it's considered poor! It was a perfect meal, great food and wine and a great ambiance.