G’day. Streuth, we’re in Australia!

29 Aug

I suppose when you mention Australia to most people, they conjure up that iconic view of the harbour bridge behind a gleaming white Opera House and I was no exception.

Today, for the first time, I got to see that image for real and it was breathtaking.

For our first full day in our new home city, we decided we had to be tourists and see the token Sydney sites.

We could not have asked for a better welcome with the sun shining, the temperature reaching 25 degrees and a perfect flat white to start the morning.

We strolled through Hyde Park opposite our current hotel, headed through the Botanical Gardens via James’ future Naval base, Garden Island and as we rounded the point, the Opera House and harbour bridge came into view in all their glory.

Walking round the harbour edge, we were both struck at how clean it was and how even the air seemed fresher compared to the London grime.

A boat trip around the harbour satisfied our appetite for harbour views, the city skyline and a bit of local history… All explained by a man with possibly the worst Aussie accent imaginable.

Needless to say, we took plenty of photos!

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