Window cleaners were busy and I suppose the barge is refuelling the ship or maybe pumping out the sewerage tanks. Ships do have sewerage tanks, don't they? Please say yes.
You can see the little ants climbing up and down the arch of the bridge. I believe Grace has booked the walk for herself during her next Sydney visit.
Admiralty House, our Governor General's Sydney residence and in behind is Kirribilli House, the Prime Minister's Sydney residence.
The Costa Deliziosa was sitting in the harbour and there was a crowd of people on the upper deck. As far as I know, she never berthed. I suppose passengers were transported to shore by small boats. She was still there the next day and Wednesday morning once home I saw a ship sail into Port Phillip. As I often do, I checked to who she was, and guess what, Costa Deliziosa.
I believe this is Bradley's Head. One day we will hire a car and take a look at many north shore habourside areas.
I've never noticed in the past the art deco clock tower at Manly Wharf.
The Corso in Manly has changed a bit since we were last there with these quite nice and simple water features.
And who enjoys them the most.
Where the ferry docks is the habour side of a peninsular with the northern land head of the harbour at its tip, known North Head. Walk a short walk along the Corso and you at the other side of the peninsular staring out to the massive South Pacific ocean.
At the end of The Corso to the left is North Steyne and the right, South Steyne. We turned left, looking for somewhere to have a substantial brunch. We were both shocked at the prices. R said we need to find where the locals eat. I thought, fat chance. We turned up Wentworth Street and there was large cafe with a large outdoor area. Dogs were tied to chairs, people were reading newspapers. Eureka!. We have found where the locals dine and I will go so far as to say it was the best find in Sydney. We both had breakfast food, me toast, bacon, poached eggs, a sausage and coffee. R had the same but mushrooms instead of the sausage. Delicious, not expensive, a very generous serve and friendly and fast service. Honestly, I could not fault it in the slightest and will get a very positive Trip Advisor review from me. Oh yes, the name, Fusion Point and I highly recommend it.
Just a building I liked as we walked back to the ferry terminal.
It was terrific beginning to the trip back. Water sprayed over the edge of the ferry and wet the people sitting here. The ferry rocked from side to side with enough force to cause you to brace yourself. Great fun. South Head is in the background.
The very expensive and nice eastern suburbs of Sydney.
Yachties yachting with perhaps Shark Island in the foreground.
Look at all the people lunching there.
There is a large face visible. What is that all about?
Battle ship grey battleships in Woolloomooloo Bay at the Garden Island Naval Base.
Up and down they go over the arch, all day. Not for me and not at the price charged.
An opera house, about to snap its jaws shut if you get too close.
A questionable planning decision at Circular Quay. More diners.
His story? No idea. We were back at the Quay to change to another ferry. See part two of our longest and most tiring day tomorrow or the next day.