After breakfast we headed out. It was another sunny day. Forecast was wrong again today. We headed out of 'the rocks' and up to the footpath which runs across the harbour bridge. You can do a climb up the bridge. I had been told before I left that I wouldn't see anymore doing that than just walking across it. That seemed to be the case.
The bridge carries foot,vehicles and trains. Sydney harbour bridge has had a difficult time. It was meant to be the longest single span bridge in the world. 4 months before it was opened New Yorks Bayonne bridge was finished. It was 2ft longer. When the mayor of NSW was about to cut the opening ribbon a horse rider emerged with a sabre and beat him to it. It was also the iconic scene of Sydney until the opera house usurped it. Now to top it all they've built a harbour tunnel so it doesn't get as much use. Anyway we like it and it was a nice walk across with superb views. On the other side is Kirribilli, a leafy suburb with coffee shops. Also Milsons Point which affords great views of the harbour, opera house and bridge.
We pottered around before returning over the bridge. A beer, followed by a yummy ice cream and we went looking for some of the older colonial style buildings in the city.
As usual we walk everywhere. Which in the heat and humidity was testing. After a big loop we were at Kings Wharf which was a 20 minute walk back to the hotel.
Tomorrow we are out on the water for a lunchtime jazz and blues cruise. Should be fun.