Our Sydney Stopover

We arrived into Sydney on Tuesday afternoon and it has drizzled
for the first few days. Usually you are greeted with a beautiful clear view of the coastline but unfortunately the weather didn’t show the city off at its best. We arrived on a southerly flightpath so missed the spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Nevertheless the waterways and coastline are lovely.


After our few days down the coast we went back up to Sydney and on Sunday we caught up with Paul & Karen who we met in Ponte a Serraglio during our stay in Italy. Monday evening we had dinner with Bernie & Libby who own a house in Lucca and were regulars for coffee in Ponte a Serraglio as well.

We caught the ferry to Manly via Circular Quay which took us under the Bridge and past the Opera House.

The very large cruise liner “Queen Elizabeth was moored in the Quay….very imposing!

We then went out to Manly on to meet Paul and Karen for lunch at Le Kiosk on Shelly Beach. We all talked non stop for several hours and enjoyed a lovely meal. It was great to reminisce about our time together in Italy.

Monday night we dined at Bernie & Libby’s. They are great hosts. We chatted about all things Italian and how much we miss the Italian way of life. Thanks for a great meal and enjoy your next visit to Lucca.

On Tuesday the weather cleared and so it was off shopping with Heather, Heather and Di in the lovely Balmain shopping area. All credit cards survived the day without to much pressure.

No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to Darling Harbour.

Our farewell dinner was at the Drummoyne Sailing Club where Graham & Heather are members.

Thank you both for a wonderful visit.

Our departure from Sydney was delayed due to a thunderstorm that hit the area just as we boarded the plane.

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4 Responses to Our Sydney Stopover

  1. Julie and Ron Haines says:

    Trust your return trip was uneventful considering the delayed departure. Absolutely fantastic photos of your visit – well done certainly captures all the fun times. Tuesday shopping must say looked dangerous. See you in the ‘West’ ! …..soon. Cheers!!!! From us xxxooo

  2. Jim & Kerry says:

    Looking forward to a visit from you both….see you soon.

  3. Mulino Dominillo says:

    You are certainly having a wonderful time. Glad to hear it!

  4. Jim & Kerry says:

    Yes, retirement is proving to be our thing!

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