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Friday, May 28, 2010

We're on the Wrong Ferry

How silly can you be?
During our stay in Sydney we were invited by Julie of Sydney Eye to a luncheon with some other bloggers. After an enjoyable meeting, lunch and view of the harbour it was time to find our way back to our daughter's apartment in Vaucluse. It was a short walk down the hill to Circular Quay. We knew to catch the Watson's Bay Ferry from terminal 4 and alight at Rose Bay. Sounds easy. When we arrived, there was a ferry leaving for Cremorne, so we knew not to catch that one. The next ferry came on the other side of the terminal but the indicator board was blank. We assumed it was the correct boat and boarded. To our dismay it turned west instead of east and we knew something was wrong. DOH! The silly seniors were on the wrong ferry. So we had a half hour tour of the harbour and ended up back at Circular Quay.  We had to wait another half hour for the Watson's Bay Ferry. So I looked around for something to photograph.
The big Manly Ferry left. The opera house became visible.








This time the indicator boards were working and we were at Rose bay in fifteen minutes, where our daughter picked us up and drove us home. Thank goodness for mobile phones.

17 comments:

  1. You know, sounds like a happy accident :-) The photos are great - sepecially the one where the one bird looks like it's doing all the talking..much to the other's dismay..LOL

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  2. Well you certainly got some wonderful pictures from your misadventure.
    I think that seagull is telling the other one, "I told you we were on the wrong ferry!" haha!
    ☼ Sunny

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  3. I love the pair of gulls ... and it was a nice day to be out on a ferry ... even the wrong one.

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  4. Somebody else blogged recently about how it was important to stay silly! I agree. This probably would have been even more fun if you hadn't had people expecting you back (and that baby to check on). We kind of like getting lost occasionally when it's just us we have to worry about.
    You got some good pictures,

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  5. Oops that was me anonymously hitting the send button too quickly,. Too much coffee I guess.

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  6. Hi Diane, Some of the best experiences in life are those silly mistakes... You would never have gone on this ferry ---so just call it a little 'scenic tour'.... Glad it all worked out.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. Aren't cell phones one of life's little blessings. They are great for emergencies. I love your photos esp. of the gulls.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  8. It's all part of the adventure before dementia - yes? More photo opportunities are always a good thing.

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  9. An adventure within an adventure!

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  10. Oops! But it turned out to be a great photo opportunity. And we get to enjoy the detour!

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  11. Not a mistake just a new adventure. If you had caught the right ferry the first time look at the great photos you would have missed. I love the sea gulls.

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  12. It gave you a chance to take some good snaps.

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  13. Sydney Harbour is a nice spot to tour, so no problem getting the wrong ferry... ;)

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  14. Hi Diane. Regarding the salmon, it is canned salmon and I mix it with a bit of mayonnaise, lemon pepper, green onions, and capers. It's delish! The avocado, of course, adds even more goodness.

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  15. Magnificent photos Mum!! A happy accident indeed!

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  16. That's one of those mistakes I would love to do (smile)because I can see lots of places. Helps break the monotony of the routine.

    Lovely photos!

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