The forecast was rainy for the fourth day of our trip, and unfortunately we had already done the indoor things we wanted to do — the Australian Museum and the Aquarium. The next thing we’d wanted to do was go to the beach, but we decided instead to bring our umbrellas and head for the Taronga Zoo, figuring that if it poured there would be some indoor exhibits. Continue reading
So here we are on Tuesday. Despite the huge time change, we were experiencing very little jet lag other than the tendency to fall asleep early at night and be up and up every day at 6, which is really not so bad because it meant that every morning we were dressed and fed and out the door before 9 a.m.
On this day, we took the ferry from the Milson’s Point quay, next to the entrance to Luna Park, to Circular Quay, and walked the opposite direction from the day before, to the historic Sydney neighborhood known as The Rocks.
As you might guess from its name, The Rocks is built on sandstone, and it has stairways and tunnels carved in. On the lower parts of the tunnels, you can see marks from the pickaxes of the convicts who dug them out by hand. We wanted to go to the Sydney Visitor Centre there, but, as was becoming a pattern for us, we arrived before its doors opened for the day, so we walked around and bought a delicious latte. Continue reading