Monday, 31 January 2011

Sydney Day 3 Jan 31st

Our last day in Sydney, and a real change from the last few ‘culture vulture’ days. We took a ferry to Manly in the morning to enjoy the harbour views from the water and to see another side of Sydney. It was a lovely day again so we took swimming things and decided to stay there a while. It was a lovely sail and Manly docks and the headland walk were beautiful. We found a nice quiet cove and went for a couple of swims and a sunbathe in between, but really it was too hot by then to be out in and we hid in the shade quite a bit. Rich had a hankering for fish and chips for lunch, which was great. I had a mixed plate of fish, calamari and prawns..yummy!
We got back and did the packing then off to the Opera Bar by the river for a drink, (great idea Iona, thanks) and to soak up the atmosphere before going in to see Sting. Our last minute seats were a bit to one side of the stage, but really close and there was a great atmosphere. It was very special to also have the Sydney Symphony orchestra playing with him. He sang a lovely selection including nearly all my favourite songs and a few early Police songs rearranged, with some very talented musicians accompanying him. He did 4 encores after rapturous applause and we didn’t get home until nearly midnight! A truly wonderful evening.
Photos here.

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