Sunday, 23 November 2014

A ferry ride for a Manly feast.

When in Sydney a ferry ride is one of those mandatory touristy things to do.  So we jumped a ride from Circular Quay to Manly, with a meal in mind.  We wanted to try out 
Papi Chulo, one of the latest offerings from the mammoth Merivale family of hospitality houses.  Located right on Manly wharf, with an American smokehouse/grill flavour and a brand spanking aged, new fit out, it was certainly the place to be for a Saturday lunch. As we arrived mid afternoon we caught the raucous tailend of several birthday and such group celebration, which made for a very busy din.  So if you like a boisterous buzz to munch to, this could be the place for you.  Once the joint cleared out a bit we could relax and admire the view.

After a brisk stroll along Manly beach to work off our burgers, slaw and curly fries it was a return cruise to Circular Quay in the evening light.

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Sydney Spring survey.

Ahh that dirty ol' ho Sydney sparkled in the springtime sunshine.  What a wonderful city to wander around on a balmy day, checking the architecture and delighting in the jacaranda  blooms that turn the city mauve.  The wonderful sandstone terraces, the hilly streets and lanes, all of the colour against the greenery.  'Tis indeed a beautiful city by the harbour.