Circular Quay, Sydney, views at dawn

Having woken early, and knowing the weather would be fine this weekend, I caught a train to Circular Quay ahead of sunrise. There weren't too many people around. Just a handful of early morning walkers, and a couple of other people with an interest in photography. When I arrived, one photographer (with a tripod) had [...]

Manly Saturday

I was running late, and so I paid a few extra dollars to catch the fast ferry. With only a few people on board, I couldn't help but notice I was amongst a handful of middle aged nerdy blokes taking a close up look at one of the cruise ships at Sydney's Circular Quay. "What [...]

Sydney Views

"Can you imagine what it must be like here for the New Years Eve fireworks?", I asked a colleague earlier tonight. The reality is neither of us could probably afford the view privately, so it was really lovely to be invited to a function earlier tonight, located on the thirty-first floor of Sydney's Interncontinental Hotel. [...]

Sydney Harbour Cruise

Though I've been on many ferries over the 20+ years I've lived in Sydney, for the first time EVER I went on a cruise of Sydney Harbour today.  For $39, a group of friends and I (including visitors from the US), enjoyed two hours cruising the harbour. The cruise included a complimentary glass of sparkling [...]

Summer in Sydney

View of Sydney from the Manly Ferry

Meet me down by the jetty landing Where the the pontoons bump and sway I see the others reading, standing As the Manly Ferry cuts its way to Circular Quay Thirty years after hearing the song "Reckless" by Australian Crawl, and in particular the line, "As the Manly Ferry cuts its way to Circular Quay" [...]

Sunburn Sunday

I didn't plan to spend all of the afternoon enjoying food and wine at Circular Quay, but somehow it happened. My friend Kate gave me a call late this morning, asking if I'd like to join her and a friend (visiting from Beijing) for lunch at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art). A good time [...]