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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Goodbye Sydney

Friday 5th Oct

I only had a couple of hours before I had to leave the hotel for the airport so I was out and about by 7am. As it was another beautiful day with such a bright blue sky I walked around the Domain along with, what seemed like the whole of Sydney jogging. I was looking for Mrs Macquarie's chair which I finally found (not difficult really, I'd just been looking in the wrong place).

I know it doesn't look much but just look at the view:


Then I walked back through the Botanic gardens. I think this is my favourite place in Sydney. Each time I walked through the gardens I found more to enjoy. Today I discovered the middle garden which was delighful with its masses of Spring flowers.

But it was time to say goodbye to Sydney and move on to the next stage of this journey

Goodbye to the Bridge and goodbye to the Sydney sky line. Had to take these myself as everyone was too busy jogging past me to stop and take a photo!

Just as I was walking back to the hotel I noticed these kids having camel rides near Circular Quays. They say there are more camels in Australia than Africa but I didn't realise they had them on the high streets in Sydney!


  1. You're really good at those self-portraits, not an easy feat!

    I got quite a laugh seeing those camels in the streets of Sydney! Really?!?! :p

  2. Neither did I know that they had camels in Sydney. Glad you enjoyed the city where I grew up after migrating from England but in those days Sydney wasn't,t the bustling cosmopolitan town it is today. You look great with the city skyline behind you.

  3. What a shame. You left Sydney the day we arrived.


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