Day Three

Buffet breakfast is definitely the best way to start a day.

Moderation was shelved in favour of a breakxcess (breakfast excess) of Bacon eggs, sausages, mushrooms, smoked salmon, smoked haddock, seasonal fruit, croissants and whatever else I could get my hands on!

Having let that digest a little, we decided that we ought to take a ride on a ferry. Since we had our Zoo Passes we decided that this might be our destination!

I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

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The Giraffes were a bit of a highlight for us. Both lovely and unlikely in shape…

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This is the view that the Giraffes get to look at every day. I could think of worse ways to spend my time.

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This was as close as the Pumpkin got to having a birthday cake over her holiday.

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It’s fun to see the people staring out of the scenic flyer as their ferried to the top of the zoo & over all the animals.

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I have to say that the shows they put on are very professional. Well worth the wait & lots of fun.

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I figure we need at least one Australian animal in the photos. Like any true Aussie he appears to be lazing on the job…

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An obligatory picture of Mr. Shuffles is also to be expected.

So that was our time at the Zoo. We caught another ferry back before heading up for a little R&R

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Views on the harbour really are magic. I ought to head out there more often.

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A lovely wife & gorgeous daughter makes a pretty good view too.

That night Shona & the Bub were both a bit crook, so they decided to rest up in the hotel (Possibly a ruse on Shona’s part to enjoy room service & cable TV) while I went out to enjoy some night photography. I was out there for ages & took a fair few shots, but since my posts are getting longer & longer, I will leave it with just a few.

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The cruise ship parked in the harbour was huge! Of course this photo makes it look a little bigger than it really was… It wasn’t quite Harbour Bridge height.

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It’s not easy to take an original picture of the Opera House. This is my take…

So, having skimpped on dinner (Thank you Mr. Mcdonald) I decided that I could let loose a little with dessert. We’d noticed in our travells the night before, a Guylian cafe in the rocks. I noticed that night, that I could save 30% of the price by getting take away instead of eating there.
Why, when we have one of the prettiest harbours in the world, would you want to sit on a crowded street & pay top dollar for the privilege?

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Guylian’s “100% pleasure,” made of Panna Cotta, surrounded by chocolate mousse, enrobed in a rich chocolate glaze with gold flecks, and finally finished with some shards of rich chocolate and a chocolate orange square on top!

The lion’s share of photos had been taken for the weekend. The vast majority of food had been eaten. All we had left was a swim or two to enjoy in the pool & then a mornign at church in the city to come on Sunday….

2 thoughts on “Day Three

  1. Tim, surely you couldn’t have eaten than entire chocolate extravaganza! It looks enormous! Lovey pics – do like the one of the opera house at night… the black/white look is really good.

  2. What lens are you using for those night shots? I assume a tripod as well?
    I love the cropping on the opera house especially, its nice to see it framed in a different way

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