Yesterday arrived safely and the flight was not as bad as we had thought. The hotel is as we thought small and friendly. We spent the afternoon taking a stroll around the botanical gardens and the opera house, both of which are only 1 mile from our hotel. Later we went out to explore the kings cross area after dark. It was busy with loads of backpackers. We got tired early so it was off to bed by 8. Off to Manly beech today. Struggling to upload photos due to the Internet speed but will try another location later.