Well what else did Sydney have to offer me us yours and mine, lots!
The Zoo for one and a Ferry Ride where I didn’t take Travel Calm, thought I’d risk it. Once again we traipsed around the streets, walked for miles back down to the Rocks to catch the Ferry.
Here I saw some of the first Aboriginal people I have seen on the Sydney streets, where are you hiding them? Where I live we are all part of the one community, we do have however I believe the largest population of Aboriginal people here, in the west so maybe that is why. This group were playing the Didgeridoo and posing for photos for the tourists. Did a damn fine job to. Accepting donations to.
I watched him play for a while, the musicians have great abs, the controlled breathing in and out, if you get a chance to listen to a player watch how their body reacts when they play and you will see what I mean. They are always a bit cheeky and up for a chat.
So off to the Zoo we went, what a great day and what a great Zoo, it lived up to the hype, the ferry ride was a great way to see the Opera House from all sides and the tour operator explained the bay and it’s surrounds, pointed out the fabulous housing and the cost of those houses.
We also stopped in on the way to the Zoo at what looks like a fort in the middle of the bay, accessed only by boat, it now hosts a restaurant. People assume it is, or was a jail, that would be a no, it was built as some sort of greeting place to the city according to the guide. Seems to me though odd as to why would you build a fort for no other purpose than to greet incomings. Really why would you stop when you can see the harbour directly in front of you. I am very suspicious.
The operator also gave us the opportunity to eat at various spots at a reduced rate as he says they are very keen for tourists to visit so they can sustain their business. They have on board lunches, twilight dinners and this restaurant thingy in the middle of the bay, wish I could remember what it was called. (Wikipedia is not helping either)
|No photo of the fortress, however I did get a photo which was taken from the ferry on our way out.|
As we approached the Zoo there was so much more to come. We disembarked, with my sea legs in tact and walked towards the entrance which stated that you take the cable car ride up to the zoo. I am amazed I hadn’t thrown up, I am very lucky, get car, air and sea sick. An official could see us tourists looking dumb struck wandering around and getting in everyones way as tourists do, and asked ‘what the problem was.’ We said ‘we don’t have a ticket for the cable car ride to the zoo’ he said ‘no worries I’ll shout you’. by now I guessed it was part of the ferry ride package, see no pulling the wool over these eyes.
The ride was fantastic, what a view.
|Clearly this is over the zoo.|
|Evidence we are in the pod, oohhing and ahahahing|
|Looking back out|
Now you would think that a girl would take photos of the animals wouldn’t you? Wrong, but the girls did, and alas I still don’t have any of them, clearly not into sharing. My favourite part about the zoo was, the show where you sit in an amphitheatre style and Hawks fly over your head as the keeper explains the different Hawks habits and habitats. The kids loved it, us adults ducked for cover, seriously they swooped over your heads after hand instructions from the keepers.
|Arrived, look I did snap some animals, beautiful ones to.|
There were two animals that we hadn’t seen before one was called the:
- Bear Cat (black, fluffy, wooly and yes looked like a miniature bear the size of a large cat, hangs out in trees.)
- Fish Cat (looked like a leopard the size of a large domestic, hangs out around rivers.)
|Doesn’t look like a mean lean killing machine.|
|See even the current inmates can’t escape. They are looking for the spot and search lights. The wall isn’t that big is it. Maybe our cats are to well fed.|