Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ferryboat weather

Under today's cloudless skies, grandson Dean and I rode the ferryboat out of Circular Quay.
We passed under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The Opera House is especially beautiful seen from the water.
The boat made a short stop at the Luna Park.
Dean and I disembarked at Darling Harbour and had a wander and a picnic.
Here we saw the tallship James Craig and the old lighthouse boat that is part of the Maritime Museum, as well as a huge cruise ship and two paddlewheel tourist boats.
On the return journey Dean chose to sit inside the cabin, out of reach of the hot sun.
Australia is having record high temperatures this January.
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28 comments:

richies said...

The hot sun sounds wonderful. It is cold and icy here today. Beautiful pictures.

An Arkie's Musings

mommanator said...

looks like a great adventure for you guys, weather and all

Kay said...

This is such a wonderful, fun excursion. Dean must be treasuring every moment he has with his grandma. You had such a sparkling day together. It never rained the whole week we were in Australia a couple of years ago. I'm so glad Naomi found such a perfect place to raise her family. (I heard about the no tipping, everybody required to vote, strong gun laws, longevity stuff about Down Under. Sounds like Utopia.)

Shimmy Mom said...

So beautiful. I want to go to Australia even more now. I am so glad that you get to enjoy such a wonderful long trip with your family!!

♥hugs♥

Catherine said...

You're so early Dina, for Sky Watch ! Here, we're simply wednesday evening.
What a pleasant trip in the Sydney Bay you offer us. This James Craig ship and the light house boat are my favorite picture.

Petrea said...

Dean is stylin'! Sydney Harbor is, too.

spacedlaw said...

The Luna Park looks pretty amazing.

Reader Wil said...

Oh Dina I know all those places! Great to see them again on your blog!

Steffi said...

Wow...great sunny pictures!I wish I could be there too!Here we have constant grey sky since last weather and it´s cold!
Greetings to australia!

Louise said...

I am wondering if the cooler air when you return home will be a relief or be miserable.

This looks like such a fun day!

Paul said...

Hi Dina,

that tall ship? James Craig, is it named for the character in Man from Snowy River?

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Hello, Dina. I'm glad you're enjoying your visit to Down Under. While I might not like the hot, hot weather you're having now, I would really like to personally see Sydney Harbor and all those wonderful sights. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Walker said...

Good ones, beautiful.

Tess from Maryland, U.S said...

I just love the scene! beautiful shots!

Kris said...

Don't forget the hat and sunscreen!

Sara said...

Hi Dina, I see you are still Down Under! We've been watching the tennis tournament and they have been telling us about the very high temperatures...

THank you for the tour! Now I'm off to see your prior posts...it's been a while since I visited.

Sara

Sara said...

Woderful Photos.I wish I could see the Opera House from near.Hve good time there, Dina! ;)

Suzanne said...

Hi Dina, hope you still have lots of your holiday left to go. I love Sydney its just beautiful.
Happy SWF and have a good week.

Guy D said...

Excellent shots of Sydney, thanks for sharing.

Cheers and have a great weekend!
Regina In Pictures

Sally said...

Aren't you just SO glad you're not in Melbourne or Adelaide???
Sydney Daily Photo

angela said...

This is a great reason for coming to Australia. It all looks stunning under that blue sky..

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Looks like you had clear blue skies and a fun day.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Very good pictures; so clear and sharp.

bookbabie said...

A perfect blue sky day, lovely series of pics:)

Tammie Lee said...

such a scenic post, so fun to see all of that.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Wonderful skies, Dina!

Luiz

ascu75 aka Don said...

Dina you will be missed by Dean and Co you must be having a great time XX Don

soulbrush said...

oh yes, we were there december 2008...gorgeous.