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My 1st day in Sydney

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After recovering from my flight Samuel, the cab driver picked us up and drove us to the city. We took a ferry to Manly Beach and did a little shopping, saw some street performers, and then ate lunch overlooking the water. Our waitress was from the US (Oregan). She had been here since October; when we asked for ketchup she mentioned that everyone call in tomato sauce over her.
After luch we spent some time on Manly Beach and watched some surfers and enjoyed the view. Oh yea, we took some pictures as well.
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After lunch we explored the very popular Manly Beach and then re-boarded the ferry. It was slightly windy with a small chill, my pull over did the trick though. I believe Jennifer & I did get in a little snuggle time to off set the chill as well. A bit of rain at times accompanied the breeze; it started out as a mist at first. The weather did not detur my ability to take in the sights. I admired the views on each side of the ferry, front and back as well. Beautiful homes, skyscrapers in the distance, and sail boats, and of course the sky line and clouds were picturesque as well. But the sight that stood out the most was the rainbow. I had revival right there. To my friends in the Experiancing God class: does that count as a burning bush.? Probably not but it did remind me that God keeps his promises. Amen! We headed to Circular Quay (pronounced kay). This is a booming area right on the harbor where you will find ferries that come and go to different parts of the harbor, views of the Harbor Bridge, and the famous Opera House. Many restaurants and shops abound in this area as well.

Next on our list was the Sydney Tower. This is the tallest free standing structure in Sydney. You get a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. We were able to enjoy the day time view and the sunset as well. It amazes me how someone can have a vision, an arcitectural vision and then have something so grand built.


We were planning on having dinner in the tower restaurant but there was a long wait and we were getting more tired by the minute. So we called Samuel, the cab driver. He took us through McDonald's drive through and we hurried back to the hotel to crash. We packed a lot into1 day.

Posted by David.SC 22:59 Archived in Australia Tagged tourist_sites

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