December 16, 2013 by Dan
Sydney is drop-dead gorgeous, even when it’s shrouded in rain and fog. For most of our time there, that was the state of it – rainy, foggy, cool, humid. It’s been kind of a thing with us this year – everywhere we’ve gone, the rain has followed us around like a slightly annoying little cousin who constantly says things that make you uncomfortable. Or something like that.
I was lucky enough to have my co-worker Josh volunteer to take us around on an almost-sunny Saturday. He had a car (bonus!). Actually a convertible car (double bonus!) and we cruised all over, starting on a beach with a Sleepy Hollow-ish entrance through (I think) gum trees.
From there we went to the world-famous Bondi Beach, which was full of pretty people, surfers, and this oddly named van.
I wanted to ask them what the deal was with that – the Slacker Life website doesn’t really have anything that would indicate what the van was for. Also, there was a burrito joint.
We did not go. Instead we went to Bronte Beach, named after the prominent literary folk. Of course, we had to ham it up at the park sign:
Not bad work if you can get it.
Our last stop was at Balmoral, where there sits a statue of Billy the dog. He belonged to a local street sweeper, and he accompanied the man to work every day for seventeen years. The community so loved the dog that they built a statue for him after he died.
Sad, kinda. But very evocative.
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