Thursday, 9 February 2012
First day in Oz January 23
Our stroll around the Harbour Bridge and back to the Opera House left us thirsty, so we foolishly succumbed to the charm of a quayside restaurant, where we lightened our wallets on beverages that ought to have cost one third of that charged. To balance that expense, I admit that we used three times the megabytes of normal wifi users as we enjoyed skyping Edmonton and chatting with folks at home, while using the excellent free wifi inside the Sydney Opera House. With better planning, we could have gone on a tour or even watched a performance that evening. Marvelling at Street performers and watching the throngs of tourists kept us entertaines for a bit. Really, our thoughts were already on Perth and imaginings of our new life in WA. We all seemed a wee bit homesick as well, so the real charms of Sydney would have to wait.