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