Cairns to Sydney
31.01.2019 - 31.01.2019 40 °C
Sorry a bit behind in blogging. Very hectic schedule.
Picked up from the Villas 8.20am. Driver very good (Exemplar Transfer). Good drive to the Airport. Driver very knowledgeable.
Virgin Australia flight. Very strict on hold luggage but did not weigh hand luggage. Spencer’s case was overweight (probably due to some of my clothes) 🤭. He had to take jeans and fleece out and put in hand luggage. Problem solved. If I want to buy anything we will need to get another bag. Definitely will do.
3 hour flight - snack provided. Comfy seats. Had a retired female from US next to me. Another story to tell when home.
Temperature in Sydney 40C. That will do nicely.
Waited a while for driver who didn’t speak very good English. Very quiet journey. Arrived at hotel Rendezvous which is in The Rocks area, late afternoon. Extremely hot. Hotel room quite large, needs a bit of tlc, but is old and in a really good area. We have a good view of the Opera House once the cruise ship departs around 5pm.
After freshening up we headed out to explore and get an evening meal. The wind had picked and was becoming quite strong. The Rocks is very convenient for the harbour and everything that is going on near the bridge and Opera House.
We end ended up at an Italian Caminetto, not far from the hotel. Started out outside it so windy went inside next to the open door. Very good food.
Manly Beach trip and Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb tomorrow.😱😱