Monday we were up early to fly to Sydney and Tuesday we are again up early to meet our friend Victor and his friend C at Central Station at... I can't remember. We caught the train from Museum to Central and found Victor and C on the famous Sydney Central Concourse.
I am a jaded older gay man and not much excites me, but this trip did. Sydney trains are so smooth, quiet and comfortable, which is just as well as we spent an hour on one to reach Hawkesbury River Station. At some point it did reach 115 km/h but not for long. Most of the track was so curvy and so the train was heavily speed restricted.
Victor had booked for us a trip on the Hawkesbury River https://riverboatpostman.com.au/
The boat travels around the huge tidal Hawkesbury River to various locations to deliver mail. Some of the locations do not even had a road to use, totally reliant on boats. The boat also offers lunch, which we had, and a running commentary. I can't recall what I ate....yes I can, some kind of Ploughman's Lunch. The trip was for three hours and just wonderful. Mail was delivered, as were parcels and items picked up. There was so much to see. Here is a little of what we saw.
At ground level of our hotel is a Thai restaurant. We have dined there a couple of times before and it was good, so why not again. This time we realised it is also a cooking school. It is not expensive, the food is so well presented and the super polite staff, if a little formal but can also be quite friendly. I highly recommend Marko's Restaurant.