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|The harbour bridge nudges an ocean liner at Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia. It's where you board the local ferries too.|
You can buy a ticket to the northern beaches suburb of Manly return for $14.90 an adult at Circular Quay (a route going since the 1850's) and get to see the harbour bridge up close, opera house, luna park in the distance and the magical harbour with its sometimes hundreds of sailboats and other sites. Along with about 1,100 other people.
To get to the Manly surf beach it's about a 30 to 45 minute ride and then a 20 minute walk through the Corso to Manly surf beach from Circular Quay. Choppy or smooth it's stunning. You can get to the Quay by Sydney's fantastic train system (miles better than Melbourne's shambolic unreliable one) or bus.
|A seagull flies over a side street market at The Rocks in Sydney.|
|The Manly Ferry entering Circular Quay, Sydney.|
|It's a fantastic view of the harbour up front of the ferry. The harbour is packed with every variety of sailing craft you can imagine.|
|Fort Denison (1788) a former penal site, with its martello tower in the middle of the harbour. Sometimes called Pinchgut Island.|
|Sunlight on the waters of Sydney Harbour with a view of the CBD taken from the Manly ferry.|
|Parasailing on Sydney Harbour.|
|The tranquil waters of Manly front beach adjacent to where the ferry docks. Those pines in the background are Norfolk Island Pines.|
|There were many locals dressed up in santa type costumes wandering down Manly Corso.|
|And at the Manly surf beach.|
|Santas hanging out at the local bar opposite the surf beach.|
|Manly surf beach. About 23 degrees and not too packed.|
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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|Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne, Australia|
|Parrots high up in the eucalypt canopy.|
|One of the many painted trams in Melbourne.|
|View towards the conservatory in Fitzroy Gardens.|
Situated basically in the inner city of east Melbourne, you can get there easily on foot (about 10 minutes) from Flinders Street train station (the central station) or get the number 11 tram (20 mins- it's quicker to walk most of the time). It's a magic garden and well worth hanging out in for an afternoon in the sun.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
I'm in Melbourne for a couple of months visiting family and friends so I thought I'd start posting a daily photo of my travels around Melbourne and Sydney.
|Here’s the gardens of the nursery cafe in the southern Melbourne bayside suburb of Sandringham called Bay Road. It's a great place to go to if you want to get out of the inner city and have an original organic brunch or afternoon tea. On the menu was a Nordic dish containing salmon, of course, which I didn’t choose but you were tempted. But no fish other than this which was a bit strange as it’s close to the beach. The food is rich and filling in a flower filled environment outside or painting filled rooms inside. Dog friendly too.|
|To get to the nursery you can drive along Beach Road and see the occasional surf on Port Philip Bay. A lot of Melbournians don’t think much of Port Philip bay but really it’s beautiful and moody in any weather.|
112-114 Bay Road
Sandringham, VIC, 3191 Australia
(03) 9521 0197