23.01.2012 - 23.01.2012 25 °C
No rain today as the forecast said.. :-)
Sydney - Manly and thoughts about asian service
No rain today eather, so we headed for Manly beach dispite of the clouds.
Remember our saying is if it´s not raining, just head for the beaches :-)
You could see that it´s now working time for the aussies, end of holiday, all of a sudden they are dressed up in costumes and walks faster towards their working place.
We took a train down to Cirqular Quay down in the harbour where all the ferries departure from. It took just 30 minutes out to Manly, but now it was overcast.
So there where Manly beach, very cloudy and very windy.
But we where lucky to see the Australian championship for junior lifeguards, they compeeted in different disciplines, like sprint ( runt short and fast) on the beach, surf board ( they lie on the board paddling with their arms) paddling in a little canoe ( that one was great to see, sometime they didnt get anywhere at all, and a lot of canoes turning upside down.)
We could see that it was very strengious to overcome this adventure.
Due to heavy winds the whole beach where closed, so we took a walk and got lunch.
After a short rain, the sun was beginning to show so we went down to the end of the beach.
The Manly beach is approx 2 km so there was space for everyone. We went running on the beach, barefoot, its wonderful, then we took a swim in a pool.
We then walked the Sydney harbour national park ( North shore), there where fabuluos views and we did see some animals wild. The Enchidna was cute. And we saw and heard a lot of different birds.
On the way back to Manly harbour we fount our own beach, Colin, and we took a swim.
On the ferry back to Sydney it was a great opportunity to take a lot of nice photos of the skyline.
Here are some of them.
In the evening we where tired so we just wanted fast food.
We went to a chinese restaurant to eat noodles and prawns.
We get to wonder, does chinese restaurants never give service? Or is it just in Sydney.
They just put plates on your table not saying anything, then we have to work our ass of to get their attention to be able to pay. Is that why it is cheaper?