Trip Start Jul 30, 2006
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Our last day in Sydney and the activity that I have been dreading since we arrived here - the Bridge Climb! During our time here we've seen numerous groups of climbers scaling the arches of the mighty Harbour Bridge and now it was our turn.
We checked in at Bridgeclimb HQ first thing in the morning and had to pass a compulsory breathalyser test (nervous moments after our cricket beers and bottle of red wine the night before but passed with flying colours!). Got kitted out in the obligatory ridiculous suits which seem the norm for any dangerous activity and stepped out gingerly on to the first high bit, attached to a cable running over the bridge only by a high-tech but rather pathetic piece of wire. Sarah was cool as the proverbial cucumber but my heart was beating in the high 150's very loud in my ear.
Pleased to rekindle my relationship with the ground and in the welcome sanctuary of the boozer, pint in hand, both Sarah and I agreed it was an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience with fabulous views over this great city from the very top of the bridge. We'll be pretty sad to leave Sydney as we both feel quite at home here but it's on to New Zealand now.