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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Do you suppose that ...

there are a few insecurity issues down under?

I was going to make a few jokes with some other shots, but it gets old quickly. Anyway, this is the ferry stop for Manly Beach, somewhat famous, though not the world famous beach (Bondi) to which I referred in my last post. It's a nice beach and a nice town only 30 minutes by boat to the heart of downtown Sydney.

The Partnerin used to live here when she was an expat in Australia ... that is her building on the left at the end of the beach. Rough life, right?

Manly, like Bondi, is not a very long beach. You saw the stretch in the shot above, now add it to the stretch in the other direction shown here, if you can see the end here. Not too many swimmers here today due to this being Autumn down under, but plenty of surfers.

Finally, I mentioned the bridge climb. I'm only here a few days and had too many things to do, so I didn't get a chance to do it this time around. But that didn't stop hundreds of others ... see those little dots on the arches of the bridge? Those are packs of people doing the bridge climb. In grey jump suits tethered to safety lines. The Australians ... ok that is a generalisation ... Many Australians, but not necessarily all or even a majortity of them, are big on safety, which is sensible, but somehow seems out of sync with their reputation.


Blogger Maribeth said...

I hope you are having fun. When do you head back to the Fatherland?

6:19 PM, April 16, 2008  

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