Friday, November 10, 2006

Down Under

Guess where I am now?

We're doing the tourist thing in Sydney now and it's a fabulous city to explore. Interestingly, the famous white sails of the Opera House are not white at all but a beige up close.

We arrived in Sydney late yesterday afternoon and after checking in at our guesthouse, headed out on foot to the city center. We were wandering around Darling Harbor trying to find a place to eat that didn't have starched white table cloths when a familiar face suddenly appeared. It was Joe, the McMurdo PA who just happened to be wandering around here too. He led us to a conveyor belt sushi place and we chowed down on little plates of sushi rolls that went around and around us.

So today, Brien, Joe and I wandered all over the place walking on the Harbour Bridge, checking out the Opera House and Royal Botanical Gardens and all around that whole area. We're discovering the wildlife around here too. I've not found any crocs to wrestle despite having the perfect outfit for it but there are some really cool bats hanging in the trees in the Botanical Gardens.

And an urban kookaburra who just could not be bothered with us even though we were just a couple of feet away from it.

Not sure what we're doing tomorrow but it won't be hard to find something fun to do in this city!


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