Blog based on Facebook posts made by Alex Reid during a trip to Sydney to attend an ACS meeting, followed by a few days holiday/sightseeing, Nov-2023.

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Monday, 27-Nov-23:

Off to Sydney for ACS meetings & a couple of days' holiday.

Tuesday, 28-Nov-23:
We stayed overnight in a motel on the South side of Sydney (Sutherland Shire), and then set off in the morning down the coast.
First attraction was the Grand Pacific Drive which borders the cliffs South of National Park, just before Wollongong.

Then a brief stop at Scarborough Beach, Wollongong.

Then on to Kiama, where we witnessed the blowhole (as well as a smaller, less famous one), and some pleasant scenery - the last being Gerroa Beach, near where we stayed the night.

Wednesday, 29-Nov-23:
The following morning we went inland into Kangaroo Valley, via Berri Mountain. We were a little concerned, as there had been a strong storm and lots of rain through here yestyerday, but though there was some water on the road (at one point, it said so, but the depth gauge showed no more than 10cm, and we were able to negotitae it carefully and safely). We also had to contend with a certain amount og leaf litter on ghe road, but again it wasn't too bad.
Berri Mountain pass.
Kangaroo Valley.
Barrengarry Mountain (out the other side of Kangaroo Valley).

Fitzroy Falls, hidden in the mist!

Friday, 1-Dec-23:

Work commitments completed by lunchtime Friday, we could take in some of the sights of Sydney.
QVB (Queen Victoria Building) from outside our CBD hotel.
Martin Place Christmas Lights.

Then taking the ferry to Manly on a sunny Friday afternoon.
North Heads of Sydney Harbour.

Arrived at Manly Beach.

Eating ice cream at Manly Beach...

Saturday, 2-Dec-23:

We took the train to Woy Woy on the Hawkesbury River, via Central, Strathfield, Epping and Hornsby.

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