Last part of my trip before I am heading back to Asia.
6 weeks DOWN UNDER come to an end. Very sad, I am feeling so home here by now. First time, that I actually feel strange and see that this trip is coming to an end after all.
A nice happy, freshly married couple ( Buster & Buster, or Thoma & Steve) picked me up at the airport. Drove back to their house and had a mid-night- welcome-BBQ! The flat is overlooking harbor bridge and the opera house and is also next door to the zoo hospital and the quarantine animal cages...in beautiful Mosman.
Not sure if I have ever influenced Thomasin, when we worked together, but my days here were fully planned through and very organized. Loved it.
T took a day off and we walked along the coast to Chowder Bay, had a nice drink in the sun and headed back. The walk was a bit challenging for me, as there were millions of lizards, sunbathing on the path. But not the little lizards i saw before, they were actually little dinosaurs and massive and disgusting.
I am still convinced they escaped from the zoo. One was sitting on the path and didn't even move, until Thomasin passed, so it starting running towards me -like an attack....bustard.
We then took the ferry from Taronga Zoo to Circular quay, where we had a nice white wine by opera house and met Steve for dinner in a beautiful restaurant next to Harbor bridge.
For the next day Steve had organized a zoo pass thru his work. So I spent about 3-4h in the zoo. Very beautiful, and yes Nat, you were right, the giraffes have the best view in town....
On Saturday, the aussie x-factor winner sang in the mall, where Thomasin works. So we all went to see the big star.
In the afternoon we wanted to take a ferry to Double Bay, have a drink and then carry on to Watson Bay to meet T' s friend and go out for dinner.
We took the wrong ferry and so ended up 3h on different ferries. It was so cool, I saw every bay in the end - perfect afternoon on a boat in the sun.
But we made it to Watson bay in the end and stayed there over night, as we had planned to go surfing the next day in Maroubra.
Unfortunately the weather was pretty bad on Sunday. Very stormy. Was a big challenge to listen to the surf instructor, all covered in sand, couldn't even see him either.
Once in the water, it was very nice, wild waves from all directions and surfboards flying around. FUN, but so exhausting.
We then walked from Coogee beach to Bondi beach. Stopped Inbetween to meet some of S&T's friends and played 4 rounds of green pitch bowling, yep Marg, you would be very proud of me...!
Absolutely exhausted that night, only ably to stuff in a yummy pizza and some wine...
I am heading into town now and will then leave this evening. Flying to Melbourne to catch my big flight to KL and then carry straight on to Vietnam.
Again, an awesome part of my journey. Amazing hosts and great friends, who just live too far away. So glad I could stop by to say hi and see how and where they live.