What an incredible 14 days we have just had. We arrived home late yesterday afternoon, tired, but so happy to be home.
We had an amazing time away. I reckon we must have walked hundreds of kilometres and I have the sore, aching feet and knees to prove it.
We left Adelaide on Sunday 13th January. When we woke the morning was overcast and shortly before we left home the rain came. We met Katie, loaded up the car with her suitcase, said our farewells to Kahra and Darrin, and we were off.
Driving along the wet highway
At the Victorian - South Australian border
Old Renmark High School
My first job
My late grandparents' farm house and farm
When we got to Mildura we booked into a motel and then went off to the Hogs Breath Cafe for dinner. Katie was a little disappointed as the weather was too cool for her to go for a swim in the motel pool.
Pork Spare Ribs just fell off the bone
We all shared this amazing dessert....Strawberry Rocky Road
The young lad said that Hay was notorious for King Brown snakes. Apparently they come from the Murrumbidgee River which is not far from the town. He couldn't say that they definitely worked though. Another quirky thing New South Welshman do is reverse their vehicles into parking spots. No good for me.....I am hopeless at reversing.
Taking photos of yourself helps pass the time
Once we booked into a motel we went off to a local hotel for dinner. Back at the motel it was early to bed for us all. Katie was so looking forward to the following day as this was the day we drove into Sydney.
Hotel for dinner
Katie takes pole position
The Three Sisters
Katie's first glimpse of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Crossing the Bridge
From here we drove into Manly and went to the wharf. We were able to buy Katie a weekly travel ticket but was told that it was cheaper for Tony and I to buy ours each day. Katie was itching to get on a ferry and travel into Sydney.
Instead we walked down Manly Corso to the beach and to have some dinner. We found a very nice Mexican restaurant, Mex & Co, where we enjoyed some great Nachos.
This is a fish and apparently it eats the blue bottles, so we were told
Some locals said that they were poisonous, others said just to be careful because they give a nasty sting........we stayed completely away from them. Some of them had really long tentacles.
We ended up walking back to the car and drove back to the motel. It was an early night for us as tomorrow the real fun starts.