Good Friday is upon us! I hope everyone is looking forward to all the chocolate goodies that Easter will bring. Before I start my weekend, I wanted to share with you a photo diary from my Sydney adventures. This will be the last of my travels from down under. Thank you for taking this journey with me!
Circular Quay – where all the ships dock. The massive Queen Victoria was docked there during our visit.
One of the city’s most popular landmarks, the Sydney Opera House. A beauty at every angle. Did you know it took almost 15 years to complete?
We took a quick boat ride along the Sydney Harbour to visit the animals at the Taronga Zoo. Unfortunately, I could only cuddle the plush ones.
It’s not just a mountain behind me… guess what animal is blended in the nooks and crannies? Hint: There’s more than just one…
The highlight of my visit was seeing the adorable Platypus. Due to their sensitivity to light they were housed in a dark room and we had to turn on our night vision to watch them swim in their tanks. Interesting fact: they are one of five extant mammalian species that produce off-spring by laying eggs. Most mammals give birth like us humans. We call them monotremes for this unique feature.
We spent the afternoon chilling with three lovely sisters (behind me on the left) at the Blue Mountains…
…while being entertained by some local natives of Australia.
If you could only choose one zoo to visit while in Syndey, I HIGHLY recommend the Featherdale Wildlife Park in Doonside. It is about an hour and half from the heart of Sydney. This park is not very large, but if you want to interact with the animals without the extra fee it is a must see.
Walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on our last gloomy day. Maybe next time we will climb it??
Darling Harbour – reminded me a little of Coal Harbour in Vancouver, Canada.
And alas, we walked some miles through Darling Harbor to get to the Sydney Fish Market. The distance was totally worth it, shell fish for DAYS! If you go early enough the sushi is more fresh, but I was still happy with our selection.
Good Bye Sydney… until we meet again!