Did we have this much bagage, just call me a sea side donkey.
(the hotel we were staying at was recomended by a fellow TPer James)
Set off from the Gold coast on our way to Sydney, only 3 days here so best make the best of it Garry lad. hey wonder if the James guy will turn up for a beer ????? Hope the Hotel is ok he recomended ???
Off the plane and into a taxi to our Pub/ hotel The Australian Hotel.
not too bad James,
In the right spot. The Rocks...Right next to the Sydney bridge, and bet I could throw a stone to the Opera house too. What more did we need for 3 days.
Unpacked and had a beer in the pub then off we went, took all of 5 mins to get to the opera house and about 3 mins to get onto the Sydney bridge from our little pub. and it did meals, mainly pizza sounds good to me.
Over the bridge we went and over to the otherside, found a little place to buy food from and we had a picnic looking over towards the Opera house and Sydney bridge. What a veiw, the sun was shining what more could we want.
Following day we got up and had breakfast then hit the ferrys,we went to Manly. And that was a nice trip in itself about 30 mins on the ferry, we walked through manly to the Surfing beach.
from there we turned right and took a walk along the sea front to a little beach where we spent the afternoon, not sure but I thing they called the walk to the beach, the cabbage patch bay walk. I think.
then in the afternoon we were invaded with school kids having there surfing and swimming lessons, wish I was one of them, it made us smile and wish that our kids had been given the same bringing up. But for that we needeed the weather.
Had lunch in Manly square under the trees before setting back to Sydney. late afternoon Hilary took me shopping (my favourate pastime.....NOT ) but with it being Sydney it was a change and Imanaged to keep my head.
Following day we hit the ferrys again, they are fantastic value, you can get like a day or week rover which alows you to ride the ferrys, the trains and the busses till your hearts content.and there is even a monorail to have a go on. Well my Hilary wanted to go on the lot, so we did!!!
We went to Darling Harbour, The Sydney aquarium and walked all over the city too. But 3 days goes fast and it was our last night in Sydney before we picked our Mobile home up for 8 nights.
Tonight was the night that that James Chappy was coming over for a beer, wonder if he will turn up.
Yep he did, we had chatted on the TP and Emailed but that was it. We met and we were like old friends and chatted away while sinking a few beers, we talked about most things, how was our trip, where had we been and were we were going next, oh even mentioned Isa....your ears picked up now Gretchen....he he he, all nice stuff dont worry, ok mentioned Kriss too.
It was at that point that as a yorkshire man I got a little giddy.
(For those who dont know we are a little carefull with our money, some relation to the Scotish i think). I must have had a rush of blood and bought the beers, twas only afterwards that I reflected on what I had done and my bottom lip started quivering and I started to shake as I checked my money purse to see how much it had spent.............no that was a joke, The night went well and to be honest if it had not been for James and a few more fellow TPers I would not be doing this blog.
I asked myself why would someone go out of there way and help someone they dont know, someone that they would never meet ??????? it just shows the caliber of the people who use this site and how kind people can be.
I said to myself and at this point, If I can help anyone or pass on information I will do, The blog seemed to be the best way to do this, just hope someone reads it as the kis at home think im mad tapping away on the computer, and kepp calling me a saddo.
At this point I would like to thank a few people for all there advice and sugestions and good wishes who have all helped make my trip a fantastic trip. James,Gretchen and Kriss, Pauline, Flo, and Claire all who have given time and effort which have made our trip the trip of a life time i thank you all. and anyone else who have helped and i have missed, sorry for not giving you a mention.
Right Garry lad, get your Hilarys cases and pick up that Motor home and get in the Blue mountains in the morning.
Sydney opera house from the bridge.
Sydney bridge.Nice place for a picnic.
I held my breath till the shark passed........God im brave !!!!!
Bloody Hell whats all the red shirts for !!!!! surf and swimming lessons.
veiw from the Opera House looking at the city.
Our hotel/Pub was just out of the picture top right above the boat.