Today we did a little shopping. When in Australia, you must purchase Uggs. Of course, we can buy Uggs at home and many places in the world, but Uggs are from Australia, so this is where we must purchase more. Each mom purchased a pair of boots and Soapy’s mom also bought a really great jacket. The timing is perfect. Uggs on sale now, the beginning of summer in Australia, and November is the beginning of winter in Colorado. Only concern is getting all this stuff on the plane. The store we visited did not ship, so moms have a packing challenge. But, they will do it. Wandering around Sydney Harbor, we bought boat tickets.
Under Sydney Harbor Bridge
Here we go, under the Sydney Harbor bridge. And very close, we admire the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Opera House
We are blessed with another day of sunny, beautiful weather.
Leaving Circular Quay
This is the dock area of Circular Quay. A center of activity with shopping, tourism, restaurants and the wonderful water front. Leaving Circular Quay, we pass this fort.
We love the old bricks here.
Homes on hillside
And homes on the hill around the harbor. Our boat takes us to several ports.
And great beaches.
Explore the shore
Rocky area for climbing and exploring.
Boats near Manly
And boats anchored near Manly Wharf. Manly is a famous town near Sydney. Next time we will show you some of Manly.
Zeb and Eider Duck really loved the beaches of Mazatlan. Early in the morning we would walk on the beach with mom. One morning we met this brown bird.
Does he own the beach? Maybe he does
Then we saw this black and white bird with a bright red beak.
Might be a type of sandpiper??
Isn’t he so attractive? During the day, the beach venders were always ready to bring us some refreshments.
Not yet señor
There were many opportunities for fun and rides at the beach. This banana boat is ready to take humans for a ride.
Remember the banana ride at Stone Island?
Another daring choice is parasailing.
Waiting for a customer
The human wears the vest and the boat pulls the human while the parachute lifts him over the ocean. Too bad ducks can’t ride these. This person is finishing his ride.
Parasailing is fun for humans
The landing on the beach usually requires some assistance.
Ready to land on the beach
Mom’s favorite beach venders have so much silver jewelry.
Our friend and mom’s friend
She usually buys something from them. Usually more than one day of silver shopping. Of course, as the day ends and the sun sets, the sky turns brilliant orange and yellow. This display of colors was the result of clouds in the sky as the sun sets.
Loving these colors. View from front of our hotel
Wow! This is beautiful.