Sydney Was Wonderful, Simple As That
Nathalie and I flew into Sydney from Paris before we headed south to Melbourne to catch up with my family. I'd organised a house swap with a Sydney couple who in turn stayed in our home in Normandy. Well, we fell on our feet, that's an understatement. The apartment was on Mosman Point, just across Sydney Harbour from the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. We had water views on 3 sides and I could land a stone in the water from out 4th floor balcony. Quite stunning.
Sydney is a magnificent place, particularly if you have money and can enjoy the harbour-side lifestyle. It really is naturally beautiful (and that's coming from a Melbournian). We traveled mostly on the harbour ferries and were lucky enough to have a ferry terminal right below our apartment. We'd watch the ferry approach and then head down in time to catch it!
It's hard to pick out highlights but we did do a day trip out to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. That was pretty special as was our visit to Bondi Beach. Nathalie certainly got to visit quite a few Aussie icons.
The iconic salt water pool at Bondi Beach.
Australia's most famous beach - Bondi
Sydney Harbour with the bridge in the far background
Can you spot the lizard taking in the harbour view?
Kids playing in the pool near Manly
Day trip to the Blue Mountains, Katoomba
Nathalie enjoying breakfast in our house swap apartment. Nice view!
Sydney Heads. We will sail out of here in May, 2019
The Three Sisters, Katoomba. Just a few tourists....
We found a cocktail bar with a fairly nice view :-)
Sydney commuters on the way home after a day in the office
Something's caught in the spider's web
You can't go to Sydney and not have a pic taken with opera house and bridge in the background.
A different view of the opera house. See the bridge climbers?
Elderly ladies early morning swim, Balmoral Beach
A classic surf life saving club at Palm Beach
Our bedroom view. It was pretty special.
18 Foot skiffs getting ready to race
The Opera House on the way home on the ferry
A different view of the Sydney Opera House
Cricket at Balmoral Beach on a Saturday morning
Lazy morning at Balmoral Beach. Beautiful.
An evening from our apartment
Here comes our ferry. Just a short hop across to Circular Quay and Sydney CBD.