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July 9

Sydney Australia

-17 °C

Today we walked (I limped) back down to Darling Harbour again. It was another gorgeous sunny day. Jim & Huey wanted to see the National Maritime Museum and tour the big submarine that was docked there. It wasn’t really my thing but I hobbled along anyway. The museum was alright…I’m sure they enjoyed it more than I did. The submarine however was very cool. We got to go right down inside and see what it was like. Man! I’ve never been in an area so cramped before! I am downright claustrophobic!! But they had it set up like people were actually using it and even I can admit that it was pretty neat. We also did a tour back at Sydney Harbour of the Sydney Opera House and the Botanical Gardens.
The Opera House was beautiful. We weren’t allowed to bring our cameras into the actual performing rooms but they were gorgeous. The Opera House itself is a stunning work of art. After that we wandered over to the gardens next door. The flora & fauna in Australia is unlike anything we have in our country. The trees are so strange and GIANT!! The birds that we keep as pets back home fly free here. And we rounded a corner and up in the trees were hundreds of flying foxes!! Gigantic bats! Just flying around the tops of the trees and sleeping, hanging from them. It was definitely a sight to see. We didn’t get to spend a lot of time wandering around here before the sky clouded over and it started to rain. We took cover under a giant tree…and giant leaf and waited for it to subside a bit before heading back to the hotel. I was thankful for the rest that night……….

Posted by pixcee 08:38 Archived in Australia

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