Riding the ferry from Circular Quay
Originally uploaded by lools.
Circular Quay if often referred to as the birthplace of Australia as it was here that in 1788 the First Fleet landed the convicts, soldiers and officials from the motherland. Ferries leave for different points and islands in and around Sydney from Circular Quay. We boarded the ferry for a cruise around the bay and to visit Manly Beach at the far end of the harbour on the South Pacific Ocean.
We had a fabulous ferry ride standing outside on the deck. The weather was just perfect (especially when compared to the biting cold one has to bear while cruising around the San Francisco Bay) and the views were just unbelievable. We passed a few small Angel Islandish islands along the way and admired all the houses and apartment complexes that dotted the coastline. Sydney has got to be one of the world's best places to live. The quality of life here seems so magnificent!