Happy Feet and Botany Bay

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The Botany bay coast

Yesterday we went to the pictures and watched Happy Feet - a fantastic animated film full of dancing penguins, had a good message with it also.

Today we went in search of Australia's history - we went to Botany Bay - it was quite different to the mill in Chorley!  We went to the small seaside town of La Peruse and when the bus dropped us off we wondered where we had come - there was nothing around apart from some grass and a bus stop.  As we ventured down towards the sea though we realised that it was acually quite a beautiful place.  Much of the coast was full of rocks with interesting erosions on them, the sea was crystal clear and people were diving.  There was also a white sandy beach on the edge of some very inviting looking water - not at all like the rough surf at Bondi.

Just part of the 360 view from the Sky Tower in Sydney
  It would definitely be worth a day here sunbathing and swimming.  We called for breakfast at an idyllic cafe right over the water.  After a short sit on the beach we got back on the bus to the city, but we will be back.  It seems to be a part of Sydney that has escaped the tourists.

In the afternoon Dave and Diane went up the sky tower which gave fantastic 360 degree views of Sydney and beyond.  We were even able to see Sydney Cricket Ground and through the binoculars could watch the big screen showing the final ashes test.

It was Pam and Dave's last night in Sydney so we went back to Icebergs and had coctails and nibbles.  We then called for something more substantial to eat at Gertrude and Alice's - the fantastic bookstore/cafe.

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The Botany bay coast
The Botany bay coast
Just part of the 360 view from the…
Just part of the 360 view from th…
Botany Bay
Botany Bay
Under a bridge
Under a bridge
View from above
View from above
In Icebergs
In Iceberg's
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300