Manly & Sydney
As you can probably tell by the picture, today was a pretty fun day.
I began by making my way down to Circular Quay and catching a 30 minute ferry ride over to Manly. Once there I began hiking around North Head, which is essentially the peninsula that guards the entrance to Sydney Harbor. I started out at Manly Beach, proceeded to Shelly Beach, and then began hiking in Sydney Harbor National Park. Unlike my previous Sydney walks, this one was most defiantly a hike. I followed a small dirt trail up and over rock formations and through the bush. After hiking a few miles in the intense heat I arrived at Fairfax Lookout at the tip of North Head. From here I could see all of Sydney Harbor to my right and the Pacific Ocean to my left.
After catching a ferry back to Sydney I took on the challenge of climbing one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Starting at the base, myself and a few others made our way up through various ladders and walkways within the inner scaffolding of the bridge. We then emerged at the top and were greeted with stunning views of the city, the harbor, and the Opera House. Although I was 134 meters above the water, it was by far the least frightening structure I have climbed.
After grabbing some dinner and making my way back to the hotel I boarded an overnight train set to arrive in Melbourne the following day.