Beautiful Sydney

We arrived in Sydney last night and got to Sheraton On The Park about 10:30. We were lucky to get a room for free with points from our American Express. It’s quite a large, beautiful room. We’re quite happy with it.

This morning we lounged around watching TV and drinking the in room instant coffee. Underway at 9:30 our first stop was Starbucks around the corner for drip coffee. The norm here is a long black, which is expresso with water. Breakfast of quiche for me and a sausage roll for Howard got us going.

Down at Circular Quay (pronounced “key”) we hopped on a two for one special Sydney Harbor cruise on a large sailing catamaran. The day was beautiful and it was warm enough to sit outside until we turned into the wind. We retreated inside for the rest of the one hour tour. It was quite a nice tour, especially for $25 for both of us.

 

 

The Rocks and Pyrmont areas were our next destination. The Rocks was the first area settled in

Sydney. It has small streets and

alleyways. Pyrmont is on the other side of Darling Harbour, which we walked over, on the pedestrian bridge. The Sydney Fish Market was where we headed for lunch. Salt and pepper calamari were delicious and the battered barramundi not quite as good as the barramundi at Yorky’s Knob Sailing Club.

 


We stopped to pick up our tickets to Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical. We’re excited to see this production. Susan had heard that the bus used on stage cost over one million dollars. It should be good tacky fun. 

David Jones’ Foodhall beckoned as we headed back to our hotel. This basement of the expensive department store is foodie heaven. You can easily organize a gourmet meal from their selections and not have to do more than heat up a few things. Upstairs they are having their half yearly clearance sale so we shopped a bit. However, with Hugo Boss bathing suits half priced at $89 we didn’t buy anything. Howard was tired of shopping anyway. 

He’s off at the gym/spa sitting in the hot tub. Tonight dinner and the theatre. Tomorrow we’ll go to museum or two and Oxford Street.