Manly Saturday

I was running late, and so I paid a few extra dollars to catch the fast ferry. With only a few people on board, I couldn't help but notice I was amongst a handful of middle aged nerdy blokes taking a close up look at one of the cruise ships at Sydney's Circular Quay. "What [...]

Manly Ferry

Is there anything as sublime as catching the Manly Ferry? It's not too short that it feels like almost any commuter ferry. It's not too long that you feel like you'll never get there. I caught the ferry today for a friend's birthday drinks. On the way back, I found a terrific spot outside, where [...]

Sydney Harbour

As we caught the ferry back from an afternoon at Manly's 16ft Skiff Club, we headed straight to the front of the vessel. I NEVER get sick of catching the Manly Ferry, though I'd imagine if I had to do it every day, it might get tiresome. But today there was another reason to find [...]

Watson’s Bay and Luciatåg

The view from The Gap in Sydney

There was a moment when I thought to myself "this is a pretty weird spot" to be taking some visitors from overseas. The way we ended up at The Gap (the infamous spot where many Sydneysiders take their own lives) was quite accidental. One of our visitors had been to Australia a few years ago [...]

The Big Visit

Fireworks at Darling Harbour

The view of Sydney Tower (I still call it "Centrepoint") from the twenty-sixth floor of The Hilton is pretty bloody good. It's a fact I discovered on Friday when my relatives, Michelle and Shane booked in for a weekend in Sydney. Michelle and Shane have been to Sydney a few times. In fact, they were [...]