Friday, November 29, 2013

Sydney here we are

Our plane was delayed by about an hour while we sat in it because they couldn't get the luggage hold door locked and then when we got to Sydney we had to wait a similar amount of time because they couldn't get it open.

It rained overnight not that we care - this is the view looking over Grant's balcony

Woolloomooloo Wharf or Finger Wharf is a wharf in Woolloomooloo Bay. The structure is the longest timber-piled wharf in the world and was completed in 1915. During its working life of about 70 years it mainly handled the export of wool, but also acted as a troop deployment for the world wars as well as a disembarking point for new migrants arriving in Australia.

It's really interesting how things develop and change. I read that there was going to be a marina and resort but public outcry changed all of that.

Walking back from breakfast It is a really quiet place

Loads of boats costing loads of money. Then we went off to Double Bay so Ian could buy himself shorts like he always does but he was horrified to discover it had become a frock shop. He was busy jumping up and down on the spot. So we went off to the Art Gallery in the Domain. There was a good exhibition of American Art.

Lovely old magnolia tree on the way back.

Walking across the bridge from the Art Gallery back to Woolloomooloo wharf

The view from the gate

Grant and Hannah's patio - BBQ last night.

Location:Cowper Wharf Roadway,Port Jackson,Australia


Jacky said...

Have a great time Dale, looks as if you already are

Heather said...

Even in the rain your destination looks interesting. So much history there, even if not ancient. Grant must be in heaven with all those boats to wake up to each day. Hope Ian got his shorts - I can't see him settling for a frock!


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