Sydney 27.02.2011

Fantastic hospitality from Murray's cousin Simon and his wife Mandy. We cannot thank Simon enough for ferrying us around. Sydney is a really buzzing sophisticated city. Most of all we really enjoyed Simon and Mandy's garden with kookaburras, parrots, and cockatoos all giving voice. From their garden you can easily walk out into the bush and see tons of dragons and lizards, with the odd echidna. Their fridge had an identification chart for spiders; Mandy did warn us to stay away from any larger spiders, but reassured us that Australia does have some really good anti-venom. Thankfully we didn't see any large one's, but it was another reminder of how many things Australia has that can kill or eat us. Humans are not at the top of the food chain here.
 
Simon and friends
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Manly Beach
Had to be done!