After much planning (planes, trains or automobile), we finally set off to Sydney at 1.30am on Easter Friday. The kids slept most of the way while it was dark and watched DVDs during the day, so the trip was pretty uneventful. Ten hours later, we arrived in Sydney’s West where we were staying with friends.
The afternoon was spent recovering from the drive – on the couch watching TV or in the pool enjoying the sunshine. We spent Friday night drinking cold beer and reminiscing about the ‘old days’ in London/UK/Scotland/Wales/etc
Saturday morning was a relatively early start and we caught the train into the CBD. We wandered around Circular Quay, the Opera House and the Botanical Gardens for the rest of the day. Our kids have never been to Sydney before and I reckon Josh would have taken about 300 photos on his camera! The joys of digital!
Lunch was at the Opera Bar – it was OK (not great, considering the prices) and the kids enjoyed running around underneath the Opera House.
That night was BBQ, more cold beer and much more catching up – photos even came out this time!
Sunday morning we drove to Windsor to catch up with another old friend of mine – one of the first Aussies I ever met in London. We ate fish n chips in the local park, wandered through the market and then went for a walk along the Hawkesbury River before heading home and hitting the pool again.
Monday morning we packed the car again and took a slow drive home, stopping in Holbrook to stretch our legs and check out the HMAS Otway, a genuine fish out of water! A submarine, 400km from the nearest bit of ocean!
Ten hours later, we were back at home. What a great weekend away!