11 August 2008

Visitors from South Africa - Part 3

And back in Sydney, ready for our next visitors. Penny & Tony arrived on Friday, 28 June.

Penny & Tony were our neighbours when we lived at the Kindroggan flats in Pinelands. Many a lively dinner party was enjoyed together with our other neighbours Doug & Liz!

Tony had been invited to give a talk at the Ancient Egyptian Society after having written Tutenkhamun - Speak My Name. So we were really lucky that they made a detour to Sydney to see us. We did a bit of sightseeing over the weekend....

Penny, Tony, Scott & I at North Head - the northern head at the entrance to the Sydney Harbour.

Looking over at South Head - that's the Hornby Lighthouse across the way.

Penny & Tony - tea & scones at North Head

Us with Penny & Tony at North Head

A kookaburra in front of the restaurant

And then we took a drive up the Northern Beaches - from Manly all the way up to Palm Beach

At the lookout point along The Serpentine - this one with Newport Beach in the background.

Looking out towards Avalon Beach

The chauffeur!

Lunch at the Newport Arms

Penny & Tony at the Newport Arms with Pittwater in the background

On the Sunday we crossed the Harbour Bridge and went exploring the other side. We drove through the exclusive Eastern suburbs of Rose Bay and Vaucluse to get to South Head.

Me at South Head with North Head across the bay in the background

A beautiful view of the bridge from South Head

The city & bridge from afar

Tony & Penny taking pics at the many vantage points

Me enjoying the stunning views

Tony & Penny taking a stroll

Scott up to his usual tricks - finding the highest point & hopping up!

There are these gunnery thingies all along this coastline. Actually, in WWII, they had an anti-submarine net strung from North Head across to South Head.

Scott up to his usual tricks - finding the highest point & hopping up & pretending to jump off!!!

These are three fabulous shots of Scott I took

And then on to Bondi Beach....

Looking out across Bondi beach

Crossing over the main drag to where all the shops & restaurants are

From the other side of the beach looking back.

The famous Bondi Icebergs - started in 1929 and famous for their dedicated winter swimmers who, in order to call themselves, Icebergs, need to swim 3 Sundays out of 4 for five years.

More pics of us at Bondi

As we drove out of Bondi, we saw this beautiful mural

On our way home, we stopped at Woolloomooloo for some pies at the original Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Scott was clearly VERY excited about the prospect of a Harry's pie!

It was great seeing Penny and Tony again! And we were treated to an extra bonus day! They were all packed and ready to go on the Monday morning when Tony realised that he'd miscalculated the days and they were only leaving on the Tuesday morning! Which gave us an extra evening with them - we went out to the Lotus Inn up the road from us for a great evening of great Chinese food.

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