Watsons and Wallabies

Watsons and Wallabies

Yesterday we spent the day at Watsons Bay which I found particular fitting after watching Sherlock Holmes the night prior. We took the ferry over from Circular Quay (pronounced “key”) and did a short hike down to Camp Cove Beach and then over to South Head where Hornsby Lighthouse is. This red and white striped lighthouse was built in 1858 following the tragic shipwreck of the Dunbar, a British clipper ship, in which 120 people were killed. Despite the gruesome cause for its construction, the lighthouse is beautiful to see and the cliff walks leading up to it are stunning.

Today was more relaxing as our main plans were for the evening. From the time we found out I was pregnant we’ve been taking weekly photos with fruit that is comparable to the current size of Baby T. Up to this point all of the pictures have been in the same location but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a photo in front of Sydney Opera House. In case you can’t tell, Baby T is the size of a grapefruit!

We spent our last night in Australia at Olympic Stadium where we watched the Bledisloe Cup, a Rugby match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Qantas Wallabies (or as our host called them, the Wannabe Wallabies). This was my first rugby match and I don’t think it gets much better than this. Unfortunately the game wasn’t exactly close but it was still really fun to watch and totally worth the money we spent on the tickets. Plus we got to see the All Blacks perform a haka!

Call me a nerd but one of the things I was most impressed with was the transportation to and from the game. Tickets included free rides on any public transportation. Luke and I weren’t really sure how that would work but the second we got to the train station there was a person to direct us through. It was incredibly efficient and easy to navigate. Yet one more reason why I love Australia.

 

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