Friday, November 20, 2009

Bus tour of Sydney

Nov. 16 – Bus tour of Sydney

We saw wonderful, old buildings, Bondi Beach, great scenery and lots of other great stuff. How can I share it all? The oldest homes all had wrought iron balconies. That takes a little explaining since the original colonies had to struggle just to live andd weren't even sure they would survive. Once the colonies were on fairly solid footing, they found a use for all the iron that was originally used as ballast in the ships and then dumped on the beach once they had arrived. That use turned out to be wrought iron railings.

Bondi Beach (pronounced BOND-eye) is a nice little beach with a terrible undertow. Doesn't seem to stop people from enjoying the sun, wind and waves. And speaking of sun, because of the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica, Australians and New Zealanders have the highest incidence of skin cancers in the world. Nasty statistic, that.

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