Three days in Sydney

While Mary and Rebeca flew to New Zealand to give their presntation at the "World Forum on Early Care and Education", I (i.e. Gordon) flew to Sydney, Australia for 2 nights and three days to visit 5th cousin, and fellow-genealogist, Graeme Haigh; On the second day, Graeme and Michael took me up into the Blue Mountains and Australia's "Grand Canyon". My niece Alison (brother John's eldest daughter), flew down on the last day from the Gold Coast, Queensland (where she works as a medical doctor).
A too-rapid, but fabulous visit, and it was great to renew acquaintance with Graeme and Alison and to meet Michael - my thanks for all the hosting.
Late on the Friday night, I flew across the Tasman sea to Auckland and Mary to continue the down-under adventures...
Here are a few pictures showing the beauty of Sydney - note the wonderful weather - Sydney harbor - bridge, opera, ferries, beaches, inlets, outlets, etc., is truly remarkable - the ferries are used for commuting, tickets also being valid on buses and trains - many of the pictures are taken from the various ferries.

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Sydney's symbols - bridge & opera Manly beach Graeme in the city Didgeridoo man Opera from ferry Opera roofs Opera sky Opera & bridge Original waterfront rocks Skyline
Michael, Graeme & canyon Graeme, Michael mural Canyon vegetation Gordon Michael & aboriginal fountain Tree-roots & birdie Alison in Sydney harbor Shipping Darling harbor Aboriginal singers At the airport
Meeting the friendly Australians..