Day 13 - Sydney
The next place down the coast is Coogee. Fundamentally quite similar, though without quite as much posing going on. But it does have a rather good pub, which did us some very nice lunch in the sun. And a beer or two (except for Rupert, who drew the short straw and had to drive).
After that, we felt we should do something more strenuous. Well, slightly, anyway. So we moved on to the shores of Botany Bay, where Cook is said to have first landed, and various labelled rocks commemorate where he collected water, parked his boat, took a leak, etc, etc.
Moving swiftly on took us to Cape Solander. Named after one of Cook's mates, it's notable mostly for some quite impressive rocks, allowing Mark his daily quota of precipicies to approach in search of the perfect picture.
And finally a trip back through Sydney's rush-hour took us over the famous
bridge, and back to Bankstown to sample the local (Vietnamese) cuisine.
By arriving at 7:55, we just managed to get in before they shut (Bankstown
isn't a great place for nightlife. Or even for evening-life). But
a good meal was had by all, even if some of the ordering owed more to guesswork
than anything else.