Well I've been to Australia and back, even with the best intentions I didn't do any blogging, so I shall commence now, I have an archive of photos and text messages to sift through and also there is the human memory, to begin......
Monday 18 August, left New York in the evening, crossing the date line and arriving in Sydney on Wednesday morning, there is the Royal National Park in view just before landing at Sydney, I always think it must of been what Sydney's coastline must of looked like before Anglo settlement
Beaches Marley on the left, Little Marley on the right, have walked and swum there many times
Wattamolla on the left, Little Marley and Marley on the right, further right you would come to Sydney
Golly landing in Sydney was just amazing, it was a crisp, clear winter's day, quite typical, something around 20c (70f), that 14 hr from LA is just a killer on top of the 5 hr from NYC, though I did manage to stumble into a hire car and make it to my Kings Cross hotel, it all felt a little surreal, I did manage to keep to the left while driving. Southern Cross Drive never looked so good.
I tried to sleep but could not, I needed to get an internet connection and also a mobile phone so I went to the Telstra shop in Bondi Junction and did just that, after I went to meet my parents who were in Sydney on their way home to Melbourne from their annual grey nomad trek to the sunshine in Queensland, I met them in the Botanic Gardens, we had a walk and then a cuppa tea in the NSW art gallery and then made our way via the Harbour Tunnel to the Lane Cove National Park where they had their van parked, and then on to the Lane Cove RSL where we all had fried whiting and chips for tea, as it was only 6:00pm, to early for dinner, a great first day of a week in Sydney.