This is getting awfully close to cherrios for breakfast. I am in another airline lounge doing the same things I was doing last time and have about the same amout of time.
The last two days in Sydney have been good but exhausting. We walked far too much but we did see lots of interesting things and place. I have lots of photos but no way to photoshop them. I did intend to write last night but I was just too tired.
We stayed in our first backpackers hostel and it was fine. In fact, it was quite different from what I had expected. There was a huge variation in ages staying there and no one was poor. I guess poor people can't afford to travel in the first place.
I think Sydney has done a fantastic job with The Rocks. It's a heritage area and they have preserved some of the building but they have also left the remains of some just clinging to the cliff. You can walk through some ones bedroom but it's open to on the front. I belive that The Discovery Museum at the Rocks has a website that I will try to add later.
I also really enjoyed the ferry out to Manley Beach. It's a lovely little tourist town with beach on both sides. I'm sure there is more to it but that's the part we saw. In the sky was an airplane making a sign that said Welcome. Later we found out that the Amyway Diamond Assoc. was having a conference but we took it personally.
We enjoyed walking down the harbour and along the walk way to Darling Harbour. It's a bit Disneyesk but nice all the same. There are some really neat water features there and there is a really nice Chinese Garden. We saw a lizard there.
There were real storms the first night we got to Sydney but last night was quite beautiful. There were flashes of lightening really far out over the ocean and the sun rose through a light cover of clouds this morning.
We went to the Art Gallery and had a tour of Paddy (I'll find the last name when I have my bags). He is an aboriginal and he started painting on canvas when he was in his seventies. He is now so famous that his work is at the new Aboriginal Art Gallery in Paris. I really enjoyed his work. It seems very minimalist but it is actually landscape in dream time. I'll try to add more about him later.