Friday, September 7, 2012

a day as tourists.

Day two of our exploration of Sydney was done in total tourist style, complete with a backpack and large camera hanging around my neck (Jen Zei style circa 2006!).

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We started with a walk through the city and down Pitt Street where we found a maternity store (Max was overjoyed as you can imagine). After nearly an hour of trying on clothes, we left empty handed and decided maternity clothes are overrated :) So if you see me walking around with my belly hanging out or in my husband’s t-shits over the next 8 weeks, don't be alarmed- we have just boycotted overpriced fat clothes with stretchy waistbands.

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Our next stop was Circular Quay, where all of the quintessential Sydney attractions can be found.

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Such as a man playing the didgeridoo....

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The Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.  Can you believe my Australian husband had never seen the Opera House before?!?

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[Cue photo sequence of us and the bridge...]

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Each year on our annual anniversary trip we take a picture of ourselves with a sign stating what year anniversary we are celebrating. Of course we weren't organised enough to make the sign beforehand so I sat in front of the Opera House in the sunshine and drew a kindergarten style drawing...

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with this behind me....

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and this in front of me. Not a bad view I say!

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After that we walked around the Opera House and both got repremanded by strangers within a ten minute time period.

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Max was told off by the security guard this doing this.... :)

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And I had a strange woman ask me, "Should you really be doing THAT in your state??"  I mean, I was only pretending to jump.

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We took that as our cue to leave the Opera House and hopped on a ferry over to Manly Beach.

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[the best view of the Opera House is from the water]

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As soon as we got on the ferry, the weather changed and the freezing wind and rough seas rolled in.

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[.... just realised I spelled harbour wrong in the picture below...]

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Once we arrived in Manly is was cold and grey.

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But of course, it is never too cold for ice cream!

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After a few hours of walking around the beach, we headed back to Circular Quay to meet up with Scott and Andrew for dinner.

It was a great day full of typically tourists things!

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