The climb was fantastic, and thankfully not as hard as we'd imagined it would be
. It was worth every breathtaking second, as the view from the top was amazing. It was a clear day so we could even see the Blue Mountains some 100 kilometers away to the west!!! As soon as we started out onto the bridge we were lucky enough to see "Plastiki", the sailboat constructed from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles, as she sailed under the bridge at the end of her 8,000 nautical mile journey from San Francisco that had started on the 20th March 2010.
After the climb, we met up with Elaine and took a leisurely stroll around the harbour to the Sydney Opera House, stopping about half way round to have our picnic lunch that Yvonne kindly made up for us.The Sydney Opera House looks amazing and we had a good wander around before making our way back to Circular Quay Station and getting the train back to Casula. Yvonne met us there and had arranged for us to meet up with two of her girlfriends, the lovely Judy & Gertrude. We went to one of their many clubs, "The Mounties", where we had a very plentiful and tasty buffet dinner. As you'd expect, it was eat as much as you like... and we did just that... very nice indeed.
Then it was back home for a nice cuppa, bit of a chat, and to bed to recharge our batteries for our flight tomorrow up to Cairns.
Up early this morning, so we could get into Sydney early...ish, as Elise and I were doing our Sydney Harbour "BridgeClimb" at 11:15. Yvonne dropped us off at the railway station and we travelled in by double decker train to Circular Quay, and what a sight when you get off the train! From the station you can see the Ferry Wharf with a backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House... an amazing sight. We casually made our way to the bridge and walked about half way across to get some photos of the Opera House and harbour before making our way to the BridgeClimb reception. We were soon getting dressed up in their very becoming grey/blue boiler suits & protective trousers, then after a practise on a small test frame we were off and out onto the real thing. Elaine now had a three hour wait, so wandered around the sights and visited the museum.