Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sydney Day 3 - The North Shore

From Linda's visit to Australia
Once upon a time Kevin lived in Sydney. He lived north of the city in a little, quiet suburb called Balgowlah. It was him, a small underground mall (though Kevin says it wasn't really underground) with an "indian-esque" totem out front, a bowling alley, and a very, very, very nice harbour walk to Manly. Since Linda had not been to visit Kevin during this point of his history, she had to go see the old home now. Now, when the bowling alley has been demolished and the mall and totem replaced by a very upscale shopping center/condo/apartment complex. The walk, however, remains just as beautiful and pleasant.
From Linda's visit to Australia

We ended our Sydney visit with lunch in Manly and then caught the ferry back to the city.
From Linda's visit to Australia

From Bill Bryson's "In A Sunburned Country":
Before you the spangly water is crowded with the harbour's stout and old-fashioned ferries, looking for all the world as if they have been plucked from the pages of a 1940s children's book with a title like Thomas the Tugboat...

P.S. Everyone is encouraged to read Bill Bryson's wonderful book about Australia. We love the book, Bill, and referred to it often as we made our own trek around the country in 2002.

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