How I love this city, it is so beautiful.
Even though the weather was not ideal today (started off overcast and rainy – even a bit cool and ended up threatening warm and humid) spent the day exploring the city center.
Sailed in this morning at 7.00am. I was not really aware but we have a Bridge Cam on board ship – you can see everywhere the nose of the ship is pointing on the web. Its on the Princess Cruises website, the ship is Pacific Princess.
For those of you that did watch, and for us, this was what we saw – the iconic Sydney entrance – Opera House on the left – the way to Circular Quay where we have stayed before; Sydney Harbor Bridge to the right (Starboard) pointing the way to Darling Harbor – the way we went.
Past the “Luna Park” carnival – great pics – under the Sydney Harbor Bridge – to our mooring at Wharf 5
Turns out the Holland America Line ship (Amsterdam) and the Cunard ships – Elizabeth and Mary are / will be occupying Circular quay so we got Darling Harbor.
Soon after we arrived we got the all clear to disembark. First time we had to collect our passports from the Pursar and show then face-to-face with immigration. Then walked into the Central Business District and began our walkabout.
As we walked up Pitt Street we noticed a Medical and Dental Clinic at #70. Just decided to walk in and ask if they could fix my tooth (instead of waiting till this afternoon for my 2.50pm appt). Not only did the dentist ( Dr Tijana Nesic-Fisher) see me within 10min – no insurance, no paperwork – but she repaired the problem with a temporary filling, was fantastically professional and all this at NO CHARGE. Unbelievable. Feels great now
In the City strolled up George Street, back down Pitt street and then into the original Sydney location – the Rocks. Had a lovely lunch of pies (pepper steak, yum) and a Heineken.
Back in the ship at 4pm – I have dinner with Pfizer colleagues at 6.15pm – more tomorrow