October 23, 2004

In and around Sydney

We've posted a second batch of photos from Sydney. We spent a couple more short weekend stints there, including one in the Manly beach neighbourhood courtesy of my friend Ben from grad school (thanks again, Ben!).

For my birthday, Miriam surprised me with a trip to a lovely B&B in the Blue Mountains, a national park and world heritage area just two hours from Sydney -- by commuter train! We had officially given up on squeezing the Blue Mountains into our trip because of all the packing we had to do, but Miriam had been secretly plotting and managed to twist the proverbial rubber arm of yours truly to cut the packing short.

The Blue Mountains get their name from the oily blue mist given off by the forests of eucalyptus that carpet their slopes. And they were pretty blue -- very cool.

Posted by anatole at October 23, 2004 11:32 PM
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