Sydney Day 4

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Had a crap night sleep last night.  Don't know how much longer I can keep this up.  Woke up at 5:30am this morning.  Got up at 7:00 and did all yesterday's photos for the blog.  I may as well have gotten up at 5:30 :/

So we went to Maccas again, and the little brother met us again.

Pink dots are all around Sydney.  Possibly part of Street Works
Pink dot

Had a bit of a wander through Darling Harbour, including climbing a rope pyramid.

Billions of bins
Bins
Tumbalong Park
Tumbalong Park
Me up the rope tower
Me climbing a tower
Me up the rope tower
Me climbing a tower
The rope tower
Up the tower
View from the rope tower
View from the tower
For Dave2: the Hard Rock Cafe building
Hard Rock Cafe
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Brolgas dancing at Cockle Bay Wharf
Brolgas
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

Then to Wildlife World.  Spent a couple of hours there with Kore squeeing over kangaroos and koalas.

Fluttery
Flutterby
Kore and a flutterby
Kore and a butterfly
Koala
Koala
Gak gak bird!
Gak gak bird
Didn't catch the name of this guy
Some sort of dragon I think
Zebra finch
Zebra finch
Cunningham's skinks
Cunninghams Skinks
Kookaburra
Kookaburra
Yellow-footed rock wallaby
Yellow-footed rock wallaby
Wombat
Wombat
Bull ant
Bull ant
Cassowary
Cassowary
A tiny dragon (kid's hand next to it)
Dragon
Central bearded dragon
Central bearded Dragon
Ridge-tailed monitor
Ridge-tailed monitor
Kangaroos
Kangaroos
Face-plant kanga
Faceplant kanga
Juvenile emu
Juvenile emu
Emerald dove
Emerald dove
A few seconds later - the dove being chased out of the food by an emu!
Emu chasing dove
Stu, Kore and emus
Stu, Kore and emus
Salt water crocodile
Salt water crocodile
Yvonne could tell me what these finches are...
Finches

Nom!
Nom
Salt water crocodile
Salt water crocodile
Didn't catch the name of this monitor either
Monitor
Kore and bat
Kore and a bat
Kore touching a stick insect
Kore patting a stick insect
Koala
Koala
Fiona the curlew upstages the koala keeper talk
Fiona the curlew
Capture!
Capture!
Rainbow lorikeet
Rainbow lorikeet
Frilled-neck lizard
Frilled-neck lizard
Kore and a kangaroo
Kore and a kangaroo
Salt water crocodile
Salt water crocodile

Was later leaving there than we hoped and had to meet David and Yvonne at a Korean place.  Our original instructions were "on Pitt St, south of Town Hall near Capitol Square, on the right".  As we were walking I asked what the name of the place was.  NaruOne.  OK, so into Google Maps.  No probs.  Except Google Maps was wrong by a whole block.  Got the address (375 Pitt St, Lower Ground) and then had to go back a block (after Stu led us downstairs under 395 Pitt St).  So anyway.  Fifteen minutes late, hot and stressed.  *sigh*

Had bibambap at Yvonne's recommendation.  

Bibimbap bits
Bibimbap

So left there at 2:00 and headed down to the Powerhouse museum for a special exhibition, which might have been awesome, had it not been for stoopid money-hungry corporations.  Made me very upset.

So came back to the hotel and crashed, because frankly both Stu and I were completely done with the afternoon.

Although Kore and I did pop out for takeaway - we got some Turkish because she'd never had pide or dolmatas or falafel before.  

Watched a heartbreaking documentary on the township of Iitate in Japan that was affected by the Fukushima reactor disaster.  

2 Comments

Guv said:

"Face-plant kanga" ... Love it :-)

December 30, 2011 12:06 PM

   

Aquila said:

The colourful little finches are Gouldian Finches [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gouldian_Finch]

... and I think the lizard with the white stripe is actually a gal called Catelyn.

January 3, 2012 12:01 AM

   

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