[Please check back in about 2 years.]
One of the best things about making a life change is a new appreciation of what you already have.
Yesterday, after having been a good girl all week and finishing a phenomenal spring clean [even if I say so myself], I was let out to play with some friends. I took a ferry from one of our neighbourhood wharves and in under 15 minutes, was at Circular Quay in the city. From there, it was a short 5 minute walk to Our Famous Opera House.
Here are some pictures I took of my little night out with the girls [and 1 man], sans the delicious half-naked men we went to see. [I was too busy ogling to take pictures of them.]
Here comes the ferry! Only a little late.
This one plies between Darling Harbour [in the background] and Circular Quay. That tallest little needle is Centrepoint Tower which we have yet to go up. Typical. You always think you have all the time in the world to see things in the city you live in.
I'm assuming I don't have to name them or they wouldn't be icons.
Icon to the left too. *yawn* This city has too many icons. Is YOUR city like that?
Watch your head! Here we go, under the Harbour Bridge!
And out the other side.
Welcome to Circular Quay and Sydney's main ferry terminal!
Please ignore the sign that says Railway Station.
I definitely got off the ferry here.
Under those umbrellas is one of many cafes in the area. If you intend to eat here, bring lots of money. I've never in my life paid 9.50 for 3 tiny dumplings before and I will carry that experience to the end of my days.
Have I, or have I not, mentioned there are a lot of birds in Sydney?
Or was it 2?
the rip-off a tiny dinner and drinks, we went to watch our show. I was too old and cheap knackered to party on after the show, and left my young friends to their drinks and giggles. Despite a still somewhat stinky knee, I made it to the wharf in time to catch the ferry!
It was a bloody* cold trip home [because I stayed out on the deck to take more pictures] and I think I might have caught a cold.
Doesn't the park look a whole lot better in the dark?
And finally, home sweet home!I hope you enjoyed the ride on the ferry! It's one of my favourite things to do in our neighbourhood :) X
* Rose assures me this is not considered a swear word in Australia and that it's totally dinky-di to use it.
Specially for the ladies reading this, here's what we went to see.
What were you expecting? Manpower?