Thursday, July 28, 2011

Watson's Bay

So we're in Sydney this week until next Wednesday.  Zack is busy working out here, so I try to have a few adventures on my own during the day.  On Tuesday, I took a ferry over to Watson's Bay.  This is a suburb of Sydney set right on the Pacific Ocean (the Tasman Sea).  I did the cliffside walk and took lots of pictures.  It reminded me a bit of the Na Pali Coast in Kauai, Hawaii, but this was more rocky instead of green.  There were strange things I didn't expect like cactuses and daisies with blue centers.  The water went on forever, and it was quite blue.  On the way back to the ferry, I walked through some neighborhood streets, and the houses were amazing.  Very California-ish.
The most well-known area is called The Gap. In 1857, a ship called Dunbar crashed here, thinking it had reached the Sydney Harbour. All but one person died, and the anchor of this famous ship is on display in this area. Now The Gap is famous for being a suicide spot. Apparently about fifty suicides a year take place here. There are fences that are supposedly hard to get over and Lifeline signs telling you to "hold onto hope" and emergency phones and all sorts of preventative measures. Rather morbid.

On the ferry ride back, I got a few cool pictures of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. So I'll leave you with those and go figure out today's afternoon adventure!


  1. Did you find the dentist office they used in filming "Finding Nemo?"

  2. I am glad you came back from the gap. I'm just sayin'.

  3. Justin-I haven't seen that movie in years, so I have no clue what you're talking about. I definitely need to watch it before our November trip though.