Here we are, almost within stone-throwing distance of the harbour and city centre, surrounded by National Park. It is a lovely park to stay in, walking distance to rail and bus transport, and we only paid just over $32 per night after a seniors discount. Outstanding I’d say. The only downside came when the weather was coming from the south-east and every plane that took off from Sydney Airport came right over the park! Ear plugs were the order of the night! But that wasn’t every day, so it wasn’t all that bad. Lots of greenery, flowers, birds and assorted critters, and other campers more than made up for the planes.
Additionally, we got friendly with a few naval types and their spouses who were in Sydney for the IFR, together with others who were also in Rick’s year of intake into the Navy. Just like “Old Friends Week”. It was great catching up with old friends and making new ones. Between the IFR and Reunion, we made several trips into town by train and had a great time.
Rick took some great photos, so I’ll let them tell the rest of the story.