Big Climb

Sydney Travel Blog

 › entry 2 of 18 › view all entries
Nice view!

Today was a big day. We woke up early to climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge. My group was the first to go. 1,437 steps to the top. 440 feet from the water.  I used to think that I was out of shape, now I know that I am. It was definitely winded climbing up. I had to play it cool because I was surrounded by many young, healthy high school students. Our guide was funny. He told us some of the history of the Bridge. It was built during the depression and was greatly credited with saving Sydney because it provided many jobs. Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee) was one of the men who worked on the bridge. 16 people died during its construction. If someone was killed the men would take the next day off and give their wages to the widow. It finally opened in 1932. The view from the top was amazing!

 

After the Bridge Climb we had lunch on the Sydney 2000 cruise boat. It was so relaxing circling the harbor. The kids were able to go up on the top deck while us old folks enjoyed some quite time. I got some great photos of the harbor.

 

After the Cruise we went to an Opal store. We watched a video that made me know without question, I never want to be an opal miner. Tough Job! In the store we saw the most expensive opal on the planet and were suckered into buying lots of opals for our family. I got a necklace for my mom and a ring for myself.

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Nice view!
Nice view!
My climbing group
My climbing group
On top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge
On top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge
Duck!
Duck!
I made it to the top!
I made it to the top!
Circular Quey
Circular Quey
Aboriginal playing techno digeredo
Aboriginal playing techno digeredo
Our cruise boat
Our cruise boat
Opera House
Opera House
Battle Ship from WWII
Battle Ship from WWII
Fort Built to protect Sydney
Fort Built to protect Sydney
Harbor Bridge
Harbor Bridge
Sydney Harbor
Sydney Harbor
Jill and I
Jill and I
North Sydney
North Sydney
Carnival built on location of form…
Carnival built on location of for…
$1,000,000 opal
$1,000,000 opal
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300