Today, Friday, September 21, I am going to be a tourist! First I do the usual: open the door and assess the weather. It’s early still and brrrr… it’s a bit nippy.
By the time Dean wakes up the breeze has let up a bit and it is not too cold. We head out to the bus. He’s bought me a Bus Pass that makes me feel like a local again. Never mind that I don’t know where the bus stop is or what bus to take. This outing will help me familiarize myself with the routes. We stop at the Circular Quay (which I would have pronounced “kwa” with a long “a” and is actually pronounced “kee”) where the Sydney Opera House is.
I had wanted to do the bridge climb tour where they take you on top of this beautiful bridge. Was willing to pay the $223 until I saw how high up they go and how windy it could be. Uh, no thank you! Ah, but what a view they must get (one that I would not be able to see with my eyes shut!)
Across the harbor is Luna Park, an amusement park that immediately brought Coney Island in New York to mind.
One photo of me just to prove I really was here and then we are off toward dinner. On the way we will see the Opera House from another angle. But first I glance at the Harbor (Harbour written in Aussie) Bridge once more as the sun goes down.
We don’t roam much since we have to get back to the Bondi Pavilion to see I Want to Sleep With Tom Stoppard. My first independent theater outing in Sydney. I much enjoyed it. At intermission there’s a large balcony (the theater is on the second floor) from where you can gaze at the beach.
We walk back home. It’s gotten cold but I am getting to like the fresh breeze on my face and it makes a nice warm bed so much more inviting.