WEDNESDAY the 27th.6.30am: Morning All! 😵😵 In spite of the very comfy bed, it wasn’t the best night’s sleep we’ve had since we arrived. In my case, I blame the late night cheese pie! 😲 and that crowing cock that began its operatic aria at 3.30am! Definitely a case of Nessun Dorma… The mathematicians amongst you will have spotted that it’s Day 9, so we’re exactly halfway through our latest holiday adventure. So far we’ve driven just over 700km in the hire-car – and spent almost 12 hours behind the wheel! 8.20am: But all good things, as they say, must end – and today, we returned the hire-car, leaving Longford after breakfast, driving the short distance to Launceston Airport. 8.45am: The Airport was a typical ‘local’ affair – very small compared to most UK equivalents. What a refreshing change! 👍😊 Next stop is Sydney (we’re on the 10.25 from Virgin arriving there at midday). We’re then heading for our next accommodation – Adina Serviced Apartments in Martin Place (remember that street name!). 12.20pm: The eagle-eyed of you will have noticed the location of the Apartment – ‘Martin Place’. In the heat of Sydney’s 23°C and us lugging two suitcases and bag each from the Metro station (err also, in Martin Place) wasn’t the best time to realise our fundamental error… …the Apartment is actually in Hoskin Place. Still, we wanted to try out a ride in a Sydney Cab anyway – even if it was for only around half-a-mile! 🤔 Our short journey over, we were soon checking in and on our way to room 403. First impressions were very good (unlike the Apartment’s address!) OK, the address was misleading, but we forgave them, as they upgraded our accommodation, without prompting, for nowt! 👍👍 3.05pm: Then, after a quick freshen-up, we took the short walk to Circular Quay to pick up the Ferry for Manly Quay, and ultimately, Manly Beach. We arrived with just 10 minutes to wait for the next Ferry at Wharf 3. You can now use your Opal Cards here, so it’s even easier!
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