I was determined to go out across the bay today to visit either the Northern beaches or Eastern suburbs of Sydney. I headed back down Elizabeth Street through the Central Business District ending up at main port where ferries depart for the other shores, Circular Quay, or the hub of Sydney Harbour. From here, you can catch a ferry to many places including the Zoo, Manly, Watson Bay and Rose Bay. I decided to go to the tip of the bay, Watson Bay, on the Eastern suburb north of Bondi Beach. See the map below that shows the route I took.
The ferry departed the Circular Quay port at 1:40pm and took approximately 20 minutes, including one stop, to reach Watson Bay. Along the ride, you can see a fantastic 360-degree view of the bay that includes the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Skyline and other ports.
Once in Watson Bay, I walked up the road to a staircase that went up a hill. At the top, there was a breathtaking view of the where the bay meets the ocean. It was really fantastic. I also walked around the bay taking pictures of sailboats, the bay and other attractions. Before I go back on the ferry back to downtown, I had lunch: fish, calamari and chips!
It was another great day of sightseeing! I really wish I had more time to explore the other bays, including Manly and the Zoo. Hmm, maybe I will … just a few more days before I head to Beijing. Oh, you all will love this — on the way long walk back to Waterloo, I went through Hyde Park, where I completely fell as I was walking up the steps. #fail!
Hope you enjoyed the above pictures — you can view more pictures from the day by clicking here.
Looking forward to this weekend: Mardi Gras 2012! Cheers!!