Thursday, October 7, 2010

Catching Up

Hi everyone, gee it's been a while since I have blogged. My apologies. 
September seemed to fly by. Earlier in the month, we were down in Sydney, where Mr Roo attended a conference. I went along too, and did some sightseeing. The first photo is a market at The Rocks. Can you can see the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background?

I visited my Grandmother whilst there. It is easy to get to Mardie's from the city (where we were staying). I jumped on board a Sydney ferry, and headed accross the harbour to Greenwich Point. It is always an interesting trip on the ferry, stopping off at various wharves, and the ferry captain manouvreing the ferry into the right spot. That day it was particulary blustery too, making it a bit more of a challenge.

Here is Mardie's little house. (she was checking her letterbox when I took this photo). She has lived there ever since she was married (she is 92 now).
You used to be able to see the Harbour Bridge from the verandah, but alas now there is a big house across the road, blocking the view.

 On our first night in Sydney, we boarded the 'Sydney Showboat' - an old fashioned paddlewheeler boat, for dinner and a show, it was fantastic! I took this fountain photo (at Darling Harbour) on the way back to our hotel after the show. The harbour is in the background.

We had a lovely time visiting bustling Sydney - shopping, sightseeing, dining out, markets.......glad to get home though........
Sandi x

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Lynne said...

Looks as though you had a great time. Doesn't time fly so quickly these days?

Sandrine said...

I enjoyed your photographs, it just gave me the traveling bug I think!
Wow your grandma looks so well for her age, "incroyable"!!xx

Suzie said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of these beautiful places!