Thursday 11th of August 2016 and it was not very easy to get out of bed at 6 even though I had 2 alarms and one phone call. Maybe because of the diet drinks, but I had a hard time falling asleep yesterday. Or more like just a few hours ago.
But after a few cups of tea I felt ready to take on the Botanical Garden and whatever bird they had to throw my way. I walked down Williams Street and I entered the Cook and Phillip Park. And as I entered the park the Australian White Ibis in the palm tree was about to wake up. The other night I watched them prepare for the night. And now I see them wake up.
I will walk through the Cook and Phillip Park and then the Art Gallery Road through the Domain and then in to the Royal Botanical Garden. I was soon running in to the noisy Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, as I had expected.
I saw a few birds but I heard a lot of birds in the trees as I walked along. I was almost walking by the entrance just after having walked over the highway tunnel.
I saw that many of the Australian White Ibis had something yellow on their wings and when I got closer I saw that it was a number. I had been walking through the Royal Botanical Garden and I had reached the port and I could see the Sydney Bridge and the opera.
There was a tee full of noisy Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. A terrible noise and yet, many of them looked to be a sleep. There was a pond and I saw ducks and more of the Dusky Moorhens and I was surprised to see them swimming.
They don't have swimming feet, maybe they are like the Australian Pelican, and they cannot sink even if they want to. I also saw two cormorants. The Little Black Cormorant and the Little Pied Cormorant around the pond. Actually, the tree in the pond was full of Cormorants and Ibis birds.
I stayed around the pond for a while to watch the birds. It is a very beautiful place and I enjoyed to walk around the Botanical Garden. And it is a big garden so there is plenty to see. And I can see the high risers behind the garden and if I look towards north I see the Sydney Bridge and the opera. And I will walk to the opera house and the Circular Quay to check-out the departure jetty for tomorrow’s whale watching tours.
I had had a gorgeous morning in the Royal Botanical Garden and when I reached the opera house I had about 2 hours before my whale watching tour. I found tomorrows whale watching jetty and I left Circular Quay behind walking towards the Darling Harbour and the whale watching.
I will look for the first camera shop I visited here in Sydney as I wanted to buy a camera cover I saw there. Can come in handy if I run in to rain.
I found the camera shop and I bought the bag and I continued towards the Darling Harbour. It was perfect weather for walking and I got to see the sights of Sydney on the way to Darling Harbour
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When I arrived there was still an hour to go before departure. Well, what to do? I tried the new camera cover and it fitted OK and I'm looking forward to new adventures in the rain.
Anyway, today's main event is the whale watching and we just need to click HERE to find out if we see any whales during the afternoon cruise.
OK, it has come to my knowledge that we have senior citizens visiting my web page. How hard can it be? So it's not very easy for them to see the blue coloured links to the next page.
Jiffy (also jiff)
noun [in SING.] informal a moment: we'll be back in a jiffy.
ORIGIN late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.
So as you understand, in a jiff pretty much depends on your internet.
So I put a “Next” button here and I hope that there isn't any problem to understand how to use that one. So just CLICK the “Next” button on your left hand side and you will be on the next page in a jiff!
Marunong ka mag-tagalog? Walang problema! Magpunta sa kabilang pahina pindutin ang “NEXT” button sa itaas
Faites vous parlez le français? Pas de problème! Pour arriver à la page suivante faites s'il vous plaît un déclic le bouton “Next” ci-dessus!
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Farla parla l'italiano? Non problemi! Per vedere la prossima pagina lo scatto per favore giusto Il bottone “Next” sopra
Sprechen sie Deutsch! Kein problem! Wenn Sie die folgende Seite sehen wollen gerade klicken der Knopf “Next” oben!