Back on the boat in Sydney Harbor. They have hop on hop off boats, so we are heading to Manly today.
Manly is a popular beach town near Sydney. Some people even commute by boat between Manly and Sydney for jobs. Downtown, we liked the sign for the Municipality of Manly.
Perfect weather led us to wander around, do some shopping, and then think about lunch.
We decided to get sandwiches and eat at the beach.
These steps were convenient and gave us a great view of the sand and water. Perhaps we were too interested in the beach and didn’t pay attention to sea gulls behind us.
Before our first bite of food, this fellow, or one like him, flew from behind us, dove at our food and got the top bread from one sandwich. He was quick. Probably experienced at the grab and fly routine. We were surprised. After eating the rest of our lunch, it was time to walk on the beach.
We are life guards for the day. We really think they were training new, young, life guards.
They ran across the sand and quickly, into the water and on the boards. We thought they looked very good. We like this.
Families having fun with their children on the beach. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. Time to walk back to catch a boat to Sydney’s Circular Quay.
Not expecting to need the life saving ring, we used it as a look out for small ducks to sit.
Another look back. Moms say no time for another snack on the deck.
These people are practicing stand up paddle boarding. Time for us to board our boat. It is a little windy here.
These sailboats are leaning, but the crew handles everything. No over turned boats today. Tomorrow we leave for our last destination.
So this is our farewell to Sydney Harbor and Australia. We love Australia and hope to return and stay for a longer time. You will love Australia also.