Thursday, May 28, 2009

The weather in Sydney was perfect today. Temperatures were mild, and the sun stayed out all day. We started the day with a walk over for a close look at the Opera House and then a stroll through the Royal Botanical Gardens. Next we booked a harbor tour cruise with Captain Cook Cruises that offered narrated harbor tours with all day on/off privileges at each of the stops on their route. We rode the entire circuit and stopped at the Taronga Zoo and at Watson's Bay. The zoo had a nice collection of Australian wildlife as well as spectacular views of Sydney from across the harbor.

Watson's Bay is scenic area of natural beauty with views of the ocean from the top of high cliffs. The walk to up to the top of the cliffs was tiring, but the views were worth it.

When we finished our harbor cruise, we took a walk halfway across the harbor bridge before returning to the hotel for dinner and a drink at the bar.

Tomorrow we head back for home.

1 comment:

Cuckoo said...

Did you see the bats in the Botanic Gardens?