Sunday 12th March 2017
So part of the reason for getting the Opal card is that on a Sunday travel is $2.50 all day… amazing! So we jumped on the tube to the centre for a spot of shopping before travelling to end of the line at Bondi Junction for a visit to the iconic Bondi Beach. I think everyone else in Sydney was heading in the same direction and the bus stop for Bondi beach went around the bus station twice so we opted to walk instead.
A straight forward stroll later we stopped at Brown Sugar, famous for it’s brunch, for a mid morning feed. I opted for the poached eggs with bacon and tomato and Wayne went for the amazing looking Moroccan eggs. We ate it too quickly for photos unfortunately…
Bondi is a must see – but it was rammed… we’re so used to the tranquil, empty beaches of Jarvis Bay and Wilsons prom… but Bondi with fairly enthusiastic waves has only a tiny amount of sea you can bath in and I think a fair % of Sydney had chosen to be exactly there.
Deciding it wasn’t for us, we walked across the peninsula to Rose bay and took a ferry to Watsons Bay. Really different and very, very beautiful… I immediately decided this is where i would want to live if we moved to Sydney! Good job it isn’t at all likely as these houses cost millions…
We walked round from the main beach to Camp Cove and then took the walking paths past the nudist beach to the Hornby Lighthouse and the views out into the Tasman sea. Before wandering back and joining the superfast ferry back to Circular Quay for final shots of the harbour.
That evening we met up with Gemma and Pete for dinner in the East Sydney Hotel – a proper pub, complete with folk band. So good to see them both – we picked their brains for locations up the coast – particularly Coffs where Pete’s family is from, and their knowledge of travelling in Japan and Korea. Stories of Onsens in Japan have us intrigued… thanks guys – totally envy life in Sydney its a great city.