Watsons Bay

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Watsons Bay

Today we had a well-earned lie-in and woke up at 1pm. It was another beautiful day here so we decided to take the boat to Watsons Bay across the harbour. We caught the train first to Wynyard and headed down to Circular Quay. Trains here are double-level, like European trains, but the seat backs fold over so you can choose whether to sit in a 2-seat, or to make 4 seats facing each other. The departure boards also have 'Tube minutes' - '4 minutes' till train is due becomes 10 minutes staring at the tunnel expectantly....

At Cicrular Quay we caught a 15 minute boat ride to Watsons Bay. Boats leave from the terminal all the time; some go from Bay to Bay, some go up the harbour to towns like Manly and Parramatta, some are international cruisers.

Watsons Bay
They had the QEII and the Queen Mary here together recently!

At Watsons Bay we went to Doyles take-away, right on the pier. It was packed with people waiting, and a steady stream of people making orders. We ordered fish 'n' chips, butterfly prawns with chips and 6 scallop mornays and went and sat near the beach. We were starving by the time we got them, but it was worth the wait! Unfortunately we attracted the attention of some evil seagulls who floated on the wind coming off the sea about half a metre above our heads. When this didn't work one launched itself at my head and knocked the food out of my hand! A fight broke out and we left before the idea caught on with his mates....

After lunch we wandered through the park (a very English-looking park) up to the South Head and Gap Bluff where we got a great view over Watsons Bay and over the sea on the other side. We then walked further round the head and sat and watched the sunset from a deserted point before wandering down to the harbour, grabbing a soft drink from Doyle's Hotel (absteining from anything else today!) and catching the boat back, before heading home.

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Watsons Bay
Watsons Bay
Watsons Bay
Watsons Bay
A very English looking park overlo…
A very English looking park overl…
South Head
South Head
South Head
South Head
South Head
South Head
South Head
South Head
South Head
South Head
Looking down over Watsons Bay from…
Looking down over Watsons Bay fro…
Looking down over Watsons Bay from…
Looking down over Watsons Bay fro…
Looking down over Watsons Bay from…
Looking down over Watsons Bay fro…
Weird scrubby plant
Weird scrubby plant
Pretty flower
Pretty flower
Bird
Bird
Sunset from South Head in Watsons …
Sunset from South Head in Watsons…
Sunset over Watsons Bay
Sunset over Watsons Bay
Sunset from South Head in Watsons …
Sunset from South Head in Watsons…
Sunset from South Head in Watsons …
Sunset from South Head in Watsons…
Sunset over Watsons Bay
Sunset over Watsons Bay
Sunset from South Head in Watsons …
Sunset from South Head in Watsons…
Doyles Hotel
Doyles Hotel
Sunset from South Head in Watsons …
Sunset from South Head in Watsons…
Sunset over Watsons Bay
Sunset over Watsons Bay
Sunset over Watsons Bay
Sunset over Watsons Bay
The Sydney skyline
The Sydney skyline
Sydney CBD
Sydney CBD
Sydney Opera House at night
Sydney Opera House at night
Sydney Opera House at night
Sydney Opera House at night
The Sydney Summit Tower
The Sydney Summit Tower
Watsons Bay
photo by: Tannith