It has just taken about 40 minutes to upload a few photos – we are in the hotel and are on someone's unprotected wi-fi. We are about to go out to breakfast to a cafe which sits over the water – a wonderful location. I don't care so much about the food as long as there is strong coffee – I am going to need fortification for another full day with my poor parents and it is just slightly too early to start on alcohol (but be assured, I will be nipping from lunch time onwards!).
These are photos from our first full day here. This is the Watson's Bay beach
This is the city of Sydney photographed across the water from Watson's Bay. You can see that it is not really a very spread out city:
These are Banksia – an Australian wildflower: (a live one and a dead one)
This is the Korean charcoal BBQ restaurant we found in suburban Sydney. We were the only non-Asians in the place which is always a very good recommendation and the food was fabulous:
And this is little Diesel – the locksmith son's dog. Diesel was expelled from doggy school for being over-excited and picking fights with bigger dogs! He is an Australian cattle dog Kelpie cross younger than 12 months. In this photo he is still because he is waiting for permission to eat his dinner. This is the one thing he did learn before expulsion – he is told to sit, lie low, wait and then okay, eat. My son says that he had the poor little thing wait nearly 10 minutes once to see if he would break away and he didn't – it is actually the only thing he is obedient at!