12.08.2018 – Watsons Bay, NSW

It’s Sunday so Opal Card here we come!  $2.50 each max for the day’s public travel.

Train from Penrith to Sydney Central where Thomas the Tank Engine is ready for the TrackSAFE programme for pre-schoolers.  On to Circular Quay and Ferry to Watsons Bay where we plan to explore on foot.

The ferry first stopped at Rose Bay where we could see hundreds of people along the foreshore on the City to Surf Fun Run.  Earlier, at Central and Circular Quay we saw many of the entrants travelling to the meeting point, some dressed up.  Tutu’s are “in” this year, particularly yellow ones.  At Rose Bay is the Sea Plane port.  We often see a sea plane in the air above Sydney Harbour.  Might go one day as the view would be spectacular.

Watsons Bay is a suburb on the end of the South Head peninsula.  The ferry arrived on the western side of the peninsula and the bay area, as with many, many bays in Port Jackson, has  homes built up the hill overlooking the water and moored boats in the bay.

We enjoyed calamari and chips from Doyles on the Wharf at Watsons Bay at lunch time.  After five generations of the same family owning the original Doyles on the foreshore since 1885, they sure know how to prepare seafood.  Theirs was the first Australian Seafood Restaurant.  Now they have a restaurant on the Wharf at Watsons Bay and at the Sydney Fish Markets.

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