It's Friday morning and we're currently on a mini bus on the way to the Blue Mountains. This is meant to be one of the best days of the week, so psyched to be going! Our bus driver and tour guide is pretty awesome as well, he's called Smokey and describes the weather as "bloody freezing" (anything below 10C), but more on him later.
Wednesday we got a bit of a lie in and then went off to the Zoo. Taronga Zoo has to be the best I've had the fortune of visiting. Lots of Australian animals, but also a nice balance of everything else. They have a couple of brilliant live shows that I'm glad I caught. First off we hit the bird show at 12pm and they show cased Red Tailed Cockatoo's, Black Kites, Australian Hobbies, Barking Owls and Barn Owls. They always make sure to fly the birds low over the crowd and at the end when they ask you to make donations, you give it to a Cockatoo who puts it in a bucket for you. The other show was the Seal show, not as good in my opinion, but still pretty sick. They do the bog standard "I'm a seal and I can balance balls on my nose and hit balls high in the air", but it's still great to see!
Getting the ferry to and from the Zoo was awesome, you get some great views of the city and on the way back we were fortunate enough to see some Dolphins in the harbour. Something, that I'm told, doesn't happen all that often.
Thursday was spent getting some travel advice on where to go and what to see in Australia then took a bus ride to the famous Bondi Beach. We chilled out on Bondi for a while, wrote our names in the sand, the usual, before setting off on a walk from Bondi to Clovelly. The shore line is pretty rugged, and me being me, I found a boulder that looked like a duck (highlight). Between Bondi and a lil beach called Tamarama, there's a place called "Mark's Park", naturally, I felt at home. After Tamarama we headed on to my favourite looking beach of the four we visited, Bronte Beach (see the picture on the cover of this blog). It's beautiful looking with lovely clear water and some crushing waves (even more so in the Summer). After Bronte Beach we finally came to Clovelly where a BBQ lunch waited for us with beautiful Laurikeet's flying between the trees.
After a filling lunch, we got on with a few games of beach volleyball. Volleyball is a game I haven't played much, but was immense fun, plus my team won 3 out of 4 games.
Thursday was probably one of the most awesome days I've had so far, but can't wait for the Mountains today!