Rab & Lesley's Second Big Trip

Days 10 to 14 - Sydney

Day 10 - Tuesday 11th December 2018

Was spent recharging batteries, phones, cameras, laptop and US

Day 11 - 12th December 2018

We jumped on a ferry into town - with no real plan of where we would go
The Harbour Bridge (North to the left)

Colourful buildings seen on the Balmain coast, reminiscent of ones we've seen at John O'Groats and Bergen

The bridge seen from the Barangaroo reserve

Not a street sign you'd normally see - and it was followed by an 'End of Artwork' sign

You've all seen this before - going to a show there tomorrow but can't take the Canon

This rather grumpy Koala we spotted in the Royal Botanic Gardens

And a very nice bronze of a Huntsman and his dogs

Seen these many times but they ain't 'alf noisy Ma

And finally for today is a statue of Rabbie Burns in the Domain Park

He never wore a kilt. In his day the kilt was banned.

Day 12 - 13th December 2018

Morning doing chores and shopping. Headed into town in the afternoon
No DSLR as we were going to a show in the Opera House and they don't like professional looking gear
All pictures taken on a Moto G3
Had ice creams by the christmas tree while we waited for our daughter to finish work

Then headed off towards the Opera House

After an early dinner we had a few drinks on one of the Opera House decks watching this cruise ship being manouvered out of the harbour

And had our picture taken...

And then to the show. The stage was ready..

... for a set of 6 singers paying tribute to some more famous ones

The mobile isn't really up to the task of night photography so we'll be back another night with the DSLR

Day 13 - 14th December 2018

Rain forecast for most of today but we headed into town on a memory lane trip to the Chinese Garden near Darling Harbour

We spent a couple of afternoons there on our first trip to Australia nearly 10 years ago

We only saw a few small water dragons today - all the large ones seem to have gone

I liked the colour and reflections in this header pool for one of the waterfalls

Tried a couple of slow exposures (hand held) on the waterfall

The main pond....

You can hire costumes to tour the garden and many people do

The heavens finally opened and we dashed for home like drowned rats

Day 14 - 15th December 2018

A Pub Crawl around a few Micro Breweries

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