Another beautiful day here in the South Pacific. We thought it might rain but once again we got lucky and it is sunny and about 75 degrees. Sorry about that.
We slept in a little this morning and then took the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly. It is a beach town across the harbor. The ferry ride was under 30 minutes but we had a great view of the bridge and the Opera House. We figured that it wouldn't be a bad way to c0mmute to work each day.
When we got to Manly it was a short walk to the beach so we walked the beach walk to the end, more great views of the ocean. At the end of the walk we saw a wedding in progress. What a fun location for that. It is the second wedding we have come upon while here in Sydney. Felicity did put her feet in the water and she said it was pretty nice. There were lots of people at the beach. It seems that they didn't have a good summer and the weather is now more like their summer weather. Lucky for us. Then we walked back to find a spot for lunch. There was also an arts and crafts fair. I bought an opal ring that I really like. Everyone told me that opals are what you buy in Australia. Hmmm. Mine was pretty reasonable.
Tonight we are going out to church, the largest Catholic church I mentioned yesterday. Then back to the hotel to pack. We leave the hotel tomorrow at 6:00 am. No hotel breakfast for us tomorrow. We are hoping we have the same kind of limo service we did when we arrived. Too bad no one will see us.
On the way to church tonight we stopped in the Queen Victoria Building again and this time Felicity bought an opal ring. We had visited that store yesterday but today she made a purchase. Now we both have our Australian opal rings. Pretty nice souvenirs, if we do say so ourselves.
Oh, and forgot to tell you that one thing we did NOT do while in Sydney was climb the Harbor Bridge. Yes, people do that. Looks pretty scary and we heard it costs $200. That much money to risk life and limb just doesn't sound like a good idea.
Hope everyone is doing well. We miss you all and look forward to seeing you when we get home.