I thought not working would allow me to have more time to write more posts, but it was really the opposite. Jeremie's dad finally arrived into town and it was five solid days of showing him around Sydney, and restaurant tours. We had a rough idea of the area we wanted to show him and had a restaurant (lunch and dinner) in mind. We ate everywhere from Rockpool, Tetsuya, Cafe Sopra, Pilu, Billy Kwong, and Flying Fish. There were two dinners I had to sit out because of all the dining out and wine, it became too much. I missed out a dinner at Marque and Quay.
One of the days, we took Jeremie's dad to Manly. It's a 30 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. We've been there once before, but it wasn't summer yet. We went there the other day and it was beautiful. It was right in the middle of summer. It really looked like something out of a movie. Bright and sunny with crystal blue waters.
Manly is much bigger than Bondi, with hiking trails and multiple beaches. Jeremie and I talked many times about spending a day in Manly doing the full hike, which takes four hours, but were never able to. We spent our afternoon there walking around, lunch at Pilu, a Sardinian restaurant on the beach, and just lazed around in the sand.
The ferry ride back was really magical. The sun was setting, and played with the sillhouettes of the tall buildings. From a distance, we saw a lot of sails. I wasn't sure what was going on, but there must of been about fifty of them, sails pointing right and left, navigating around our ferry. On the way back, we sailed past the Opera House. I don't think a lot of people ever get the chance to see the Opera House from the other side.
Today is our last day in Sydney. We'll spend it packing our belongings and doing a small clean of the apartment. We will fly to Brisbane tomorrow where we'll do a small road trip, then fly to Cairns, and drive around there as well, and finally Melbourne. All that would take about three weeks. I will try to post as often as I can.