More Australia Pictures: Sydney
After Fraser Island, we drove to Brisbane and took a flight to Sydney and arrived on July 27, staying until the 30th.
This is a picture of the apartment that we stayed at in Randwick. It's on the top floor of an apartment looking toward Cogee Beach in Randwick. As you can see, it has a really nice view. Len's friend from high school Patrick let us stay there for three nights.
This is view from across Sydney harbor toward the Harbor Bridge and skyline.
A view of the modern skyline from the Royal Botanic Gardens.
View of the Opera House from the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Craig and Len with part of the Opera House and skyline.
A view from the front of the Opera House. To the left is the Opera Theatre and to the right is the Concert Hall.
Len, Craig, and Patrick. We are on the ferry on our way to Manly.
Here is Manly Beach. There were a good number of surfers out there. Manly beach was named by an English ship captain, who, when the local aborigines waded out to his approaching boat was awed by their confidence, curiosity, and large build. Thus, he called them Manly.
This is a view of Manly Cove from a trail that we took.
This is a small playground and beach on the Sydney Harbor side of Manly. Notice the shark net for the swimming area on the left.
Our ferry returned to the main Sydney wharf called the Circular Quay (pronounced like "key").
Len left Sydney a day earlier than Craig, so Craig decided to go to a petting zoo called Featherdale Wildlife Park. Here he is feeding a small, fat, lazy kangaroo.
Here's one of those cuddly wombats that will bite off your finger in a second.
I saw 40 koala bears at the wildlife park. Thirty-seven of them were sleeping and the other three were eating. What a life, eh?
Here is part of the Olympic Stadium and Olympic Park that Sydney used for the 2000 Olympics.
Sydney has a really nice monorail system that provides one-way circular public transportation through part of the city center. This is in the Darling Harbor area.
This is the ANZAC memorial in Hyde Park. ANZAC commemorates the Australia New Zealand Army Corps that fought valiantly against the Turks at Gallipoli in World War I and were defeated. ANZAC day on April 25 is the most popular patriotic national holiday.