Thursday, 22 November 2012
22.11.2012 - 22.11.2012
Up early and a fruitless search for something spectacular to photograph before we depart. No such luck, even the Opera House looks drab in the grey dawn light.
Down to Deck 10 for a quick breakfast and we collect our luggage. We've selected the 'walk off' option where we take care of our own luggage and find our own way through Customs and Quarantine. No drama in that area but there are no taxis !! Finally one turns up and as we're the first we nab it. The driver tells us that we're earlier than expected and there's also a P&O liner at the Darling Harbour pier. It is still before 0800 and the trip to Central Station is quite quick.
There's a minor drama as my case is well over the 20 Kg limit, can't imagine why that would be ?? The bus isn't due to leave until 0915 so we have quite a wait and there is only limited seating. Right on time the bus departs and before we've travelled 5 minutes the driver receives a phone call, he's forgotten his paperwork, so we head back.
There's a leaking gas main near the airport and some road closure so the driver has to look for an alternate route. We see a different part of Sydney and finally had towards home. A straight-forward trip home and our old mate is waiting to take us the last 5 Km.
A mountain of mail and close to 400 emails, it will take some time to sort through it all and we'll be off again by mid December.