March 8, 2010

Weekend in Sydney

The weekend in Sydney came and went very quickly. It was a successful visit to DD and the new accommodation recommended to us by a friend turned out excellently. We did the touristy stuff like walking along the water front around Circular Quay and took many snap shots of one of the most photogenic buildings in the world, The Sydney Opera House! We went to Saturday Glebe markets and a market at the Rocks. It was a busy Saturday. And here are the photos I took to share with you. Enjoy...!
A shot of of Sydney water front taken from the harbor bridge by Moi!!! Sydney is a beautiful city and on a nice day which is most days, this is what it looks like.
I can't wait to show you the view I found in the morning from our window!
Another short of the most famous building in the world the Sydney Opera House
Kit with her friends Georgia and Eve. They joined us for breakfast on Sunday. Georgia and Kit operate Three Point Turnz blog.
Kit and I were having Thai lunch in China Town. Her skill with chop sticks is so much better than mine!
A shot I took early on Sunday morning during our walk on the harbour bridge
Here is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We only walked as far as one of the pylons. It was getting hot we decided to turn back.
A famous shot of the Opera House through the arch
Kit and DH stroll along the water front on Circular Quay.
Queen Victoria Building is now a shopping mall. I love this place and visited every time I'm in Sydney.
Cherry blossoms at the entrance of Japan City. I thought I will start putting a bit of Japanese theme into my blog because it's only 12 days before we leave for our holiday in New Zealand and Japan woo hoo!!!
On Saturday afternoon I received text message from Lynda Winn (no blog) letting me know that storms had hit Melbourne and some friend's houses were damaged. She offered to go and check our house for us. I told her not to worry because we would be returning home on Sunday evening anyway. Lynda was so kind and went on Sunday morning to check it for me and all was well thankfully.

Not all was totally well on the return trip however. On our return flight we had to circle above Melbourne airport for more than an hour due to heavy rain and storm. I felt quite sick and nervous thinking that we might end up in the In flight investigator program that DH likes to watch on TV! The last announcement said that if we were not able to land in 30 mins we would have to return to Sydney. Luckily we landed 20 mins after that. It felt good when we touched down. Sorry for the photos heavy on this post, but I just want to share my weekend with you.


31 comments:

Kaite said...

Aahh, there's nowhere i'd rather be than Sydney on a blue day, it's just so dazzling near the harbour there. Thanks so much Nat for the pics. I'm happy for you that your house was safe. Kaite

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hey Nat...glad your house escaped damage!!! Beautiful pics of Sydney Harbour...it photographs so well...Dzintra♥x

Diane H said...

It's always wonderful to visit Nat's Travel Blog!

Nedra said...

Glad to know you arrived home safely and that all was well with your home. I've heard so much about the Sydney Opera House. Thanks for the pictures.

Sue-Anne said...

Sydney is truly a beautiful city. My daughter lived up there for a couple of years and we did a bit of touristy things too. I love the ferry rides on the harbour and the historical markers along Circular Quay to the Opera House. Great photos Nat!

Pat aka Posh said...

Great pic's and lovely trip.. sure glad your house was okay.

Needled Mom said...

Wow! It looks like it was a beautiful visit. I loved all of you photos and was glad to read you were safely home.

RitaGri said...

Hello!
Paldies par iespēju doties kopīgā pastaigā pa Sidneju!

Nanbon44 said...

what a wonderful weekend you had, thank you for sharing... I love visiting places all over the world from my living room.

suedio said...

Great photos Nat (really like the Opera House through the arch). Glad you had a good weekend . . .

Regards, Sue

Terry said...

Glad the weekend was a success. The city sure had her glad rags on while you were here.
Happy all is o.k. in the south.

Terry

Mel said...

Where are the photos of Glebe market??? did u buy anything in the Japan store - I love that place too :)

Willow said...

It looks like you had a wonderful trip except for the end of it.

I had some childhood friends who moved to Syndey years ago. We kept in touch for awhile and than life just got in the way and we lost touch with each other.

They use to send me pictures of it and it does look like a beautiful place to see.

Willow

ivoryspring said...

Beautiful shots! I hope to be able to visit one of these days...

Simone de Klerk said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful trip with us!
So glad you landed safely. How scary that must have been.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Lovely photos. Your upcoming trip sounds great.

Lizzie said...

Great pics of the harbour city Nat and so glad that you didn't sustain any damage at home.
Lizzie
xxx

Lurline said...

You little Gadabout - sounds like you are having so much fun these days and lots more to come - enjoy it all!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, Nat ... Harold said TY for the pictures. He so enjoyed viewing all the places he visited ... loved it & was 'down under' many, many times. One time he decided he wanted to move down there & I told him the divorce papers would great him ... chuckle!

You are going to LOVE Japan, sweet friend.

What beautiful pics of everyone but NONE OF YOU! Oy!

Hugs, Marydon

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

What a beautiful memorable trip you have in Sydney.

Do enjoy your next trip to Japan, what a beautiful oriental & cultural riches country.

Lis said...

Hi Nat, love your Sydney photos (and am looking forward to your Japan ones even more). It is so lovely down by the harbour there isn't it? I really enjoyed my quick visit and am looking forward to exploring more when we stopover in April. Love Lis x

The Quilt Buddy said...

Sydney, Australia is on my dream destination spots! Someday soon I will get a chance to visit is.

I am so lad that you made it home safely and that nothing was destroyed at your house! There is nothing worse than being on vacation and having to worry about what is going on back home.

Thanks for sharing.

Astrid said...

Hi Nat, glad to hear your house is safe after the heavy downpours. Even if I'm far away, we saw it on tv. Happy to hear you had a great trip to Sydney! OOOOH it looks so beautiful there! I love seeing photos from the world! :)

Bobbie Ashley said...

Hey Nat, wonderful pics. It looks like you all had a wonderful time without me! Giggle. I was there in spirit. It look so gorgeous. Love to see everyone's photo's.

Blissfully Stitching,
Bobbie
www.bobbieashley.com

Anonymous said...

Natima I am very relieved you got home safe.
I went to Sydney last year just for the day, I flew up in the morning and back the same evening, next time I will stay 2 days, it is a beautiful city.
Enjoy NZ and Japan, I'll be in Vanuatu having a go at snorkeling and other fun activities.

Love Lynda. xxx

ria vogelzang said...

Hi Nat, I thought I already posted a comment on this log..!
Try again: love your pictures. Sydney must be a great city!! I have never been to it, but it has a great atmosphere about it...!
I hope packing for your trip to Japan is going well...?
Have a lovely day!

ria vogelzang said...

Oh, and I love the changes you made to your blog!!!!!!
It looks so lovely all those butterflies!!!!! ;)))

Janet said...

I've done the bridge climb and it is a wonderful sight to look on the city high up. I'm so glad you had a lovely time and got home safely.

Kim said...

Lovely picture visit...thanks..my husband just loved the place.
Your daughter is a beauty..looks like you had a good time with her :0)

Flying is a curse but its so much better than not getting to go!

Happy sewing

AnnieO said...

Beautiful photos! The only view I got of Sydney was flying over downtown to land at the airport. I did see the famous bridge and opera house from the plane's window:) Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Hi Nat, just found your blog, loved seeing the photo's of my old home town (Sydney). Looks like the weather was perfect.

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