Darling Harbour, ferry ride and the (underrated) Mrs. Macquaries chair
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I met up with Anton and Mike in the morning to have breakfast along Darlings Harbour. We found a place that served French Toast and had awesome views of the harbour. Not a bad way to start the day.
Afterwards we took a ferry from Darlings Harbour near the aquarium to Circular Quay. For $5.20, you get to ride along the harbour, over to Luna Park (with the creepy clown faced giant sign), under the Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House and into Circular Quay. Since it was bright and sunny, my pictures look a lot better than they did yesterday with the cloud cover.
When we first arrived into Sydney, our bus driver told us how there are lots of things in the city are named after a Mr. Macquarie. Well Anton found on his map a park that has Mrs.
Mike wasn't feeling up for the beach so Anton and I ventured off in search of the holy land, also known as Australia's most famous beach, Bondi Beach.
We assumed the train station Bondi Junction meant Bondi Beach, so we went there. Coming out of the train station we saw some pretty big lines waiting for buses. Then we realized we needed to then take a bus. Well it seems everyone in Sydney is trying to get to Bondi, so the queue took a long time. At least with the bus ride we got a chance to see Bondi and the long lines of cars also trying to get to the beach!
When I first saw the beach itself I was quite amazed at the amount of people out. It was a Sunday, 26 degrees and sunny, so that may explain why there were so many people. When I first saw it, I imagined that's what somewhere like a beach in Miami must look like on a nice day.
Instead of swimming at Bondi, we started the 2.5 hour Coastal Walk to Coogee Beach.
After about an hour or so of walking we finally caved in and went into the water. I think it was Mackenzie bay or Tamarama Bay. Either or, they were both nice. Then the walk gets a little less nice as it goes through an old cemetary. Then back to coastal awesomeness. We went in again at Coogee beach which also had huge, funtastic waves (and lots and lots of people).
After one of the best pieces of chocolate molten cake I've ever had, we took the bus back to the city to meet up with Mike to go to the Sydney Tower. We made it there in time for the sunset. The elevator ride up the tower is in a tiny 10 person elevator and you don't get a view of the city as you're going up it. Good for some people, but I like to see the views as we're going up a tower. Anywho, the view from the top was awesome. Oh and the sunset over the city wasn't too shabby either.
To end the night we had dinner at a restaurant over looking Darlings Harbour (one of my favourite places in Sydney if you haven't guessed)and then lost some money at the Casino. You can pack in alot in one day if you're up for it haha. Overall, quite the awesome, sunny, perfect weather day in Sydney!