Thursday, November 18, 2010

The end of our last vacation…

south pacific sunset111/6/2010 and 11/7/2010 – Another two days at sea before we are done with our cruise. Above is a picture of our best sunset of the cruise… and below is our best sunrise as we entered the Sydney Harbor.sidney sunrise 2

11/8/2010 Sydney

sidney sunrise 6I got up early since we arrived in Sydney at 6:30 AM and then we had breakfast before we were suppose to leave the ship. We booked a sidney sunrise 15tour off the ship to Manly Beach.  Since our flight didn’t leave until 3:25 PM this seemed like a great idea. We were happy to hear that we weren’t on Qantas since they were grounding all their A380’s due to the engine failure on one of their planes. We were so glad we had booked United and one of their 747’s.

sidney sunrise 14The tour to Manly Beach was a nice guided bus tour and the tour guide was very nice and informative as he pointed out many things along the tour like the jacaranda trees that were in magnificent full purple bloom (Remember in the southern hemisphere it is spring time and not fall).

harbor bridge 11-8The bus took us to an overlook of Sydney harbor before taking us over to Manly Beach where the sunlit skies made the waves a brilliant blue as they were rolling onto shore.  Shelley Beach was visible off manly beach wavesin the distance. We had about 1.5 hours to just hang out in Manly on our own so we went for a walk along the beach and walked around the town of Manly.part of sydneyfrom above

And then it was time to go to the airport and fly away… as you can tell by the photo above, but we will remember the good times and not the end… because there is no end for us yet…

us opera house across the harbor


  1. Looks like a wonderful trip. Love the pics of Sydney!

  2. Excellent pictures of the two of you and what a grand trip with great are right it is just the beginning!!

  3. I enjoy reading your entire last vacation before retirement, "hat a life" is right!

  4. Sorry, it supposed to be "what a life"...

  5. What a great vacation. Kevin and I are looking forward to travelling aboard, but it will be a while before we can do that, as we have Whiskey. You have seen some beautiful places and gorgeous beaches.

    So happy you had such a good time.

    Kevin and Ruth