My first full day in Australia started off with a quick trip to Rose Bay. I was able to do a little beach combing and Leyla helped me find some really cool shells that I hadn’t seen before!
After getting back & getting ready, we had breakfast in Bondi. This was the first of quite a few meals I had that were served on toast which I thoroughly enjoyed!
We then headed into the city to Circular Quay, which is where the Opera House & the Harbour Bridge are. Leyla & her boyfriend Thomas had a few laughs at the way I pronounced some words. Circular Quay is not pronounced how it’s spelled…it’s not “kway”…it’s “key”.
It was an overcast day with a little rain, which is the sort of weather I love so it was great. I love how the clouds make the Opera House look more dramatic. We spent a little time around the Opera House, then walked around to underneath the bridge & back to where the ferries take off. Then we set off on a ferry to go to Manly Beach on the north side of the harbor.
In Manly, we walked to the beach and then went through some of the shops. I got some souvenirs and then we stopped for hot chocolate & donuts!
The sun was going down as we waited for the ferry back & this was the first time I saw the flying foxes. I loved them! At dusk tons of them come out and fill the air with their chirping noises. So cute!! After that we headed back to Leyla’s place and by 7pm, I was falling asleep. The jet lag hit me regularly around 7pm for the first 3 nights.