wheeling around Sydney
18.06.2008 66 °F
the Bonza Bike tour was absolutely, positively AWESOME. We biked all around Sydney, about 10 miles and learned stuff about the buildings, the parks, and even some of the people who live here.
the largest church in Sydney.
Luna Park, an amusement park
The Sydney Harbor Bridge. we are climbing to the top of it on Friday(it is over 600 feet above the water)!!!
The CBD, the area that we biked around in.
One of the streets in Sydney
The Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera House at sunset.
we also went to the observatory that night. It was its 150th anniversary and we got to look at the worlds closest star (4.5 lightyears away) through this big telescope.
Word of the Day: Wombat=someone who eats roots and twigs
G'Day mate! First day and we are off to an action packed start. Highlight of the day was our Bonza Bike Tours guide, Dominic Santangelo. He is a second generation Italian Ozzie bloke (Australian male) who had an irreverant attitude and plenty of yarns (stories) to amuse and charm the shelias(females).
With Mongoose mountain bikes under us we were off; up hill and down, around a bend or two and through the crowds of Chinatown seeing the sights of Sydney. My favourite mantra came to me often,"I have arrived, I am home." Jetlag was held in abeyance by all the fresh air and pedal power.
After a quick hamburger and chips (french fries) dinner we went uphill again to the Sydney Observatory to view the night sky. There we met up with Jeff (another second generation Italian Ozzie) who yabbered on about stardust and galaxies. When the dome of the Observatory slowly creaked open it revealed a sky filled with passing clouds. No Southern Cross viewing this evening.
By nine at night we were stuffed (dead tired).
W.O.T.D.: G'Day=Greeting, Hello