On our way into Sydney we stopped by Manly Beach. We ate lunch by the water as we watched people surf and play volleyball. There was even a school class there enjoying some recess. It amazed us that so many people were out enjoying the beach since the weather was in the low 60s and fairly windy. The beach looked really nice and it was easy to imagine how crowded it must be in the summer!
Our flight from Auckland was delayed due to fog in Brisbane. By the time we landed in Brisbane, we had missed our flight to Cairns. We booked another flight to Cairns for later that night and had about 9 hours to kill so we headed to the CBD of Brisbane to explore. We walked around and found a weekday market selling all sorts of produce and ethnic food. We were shocked at how crowded it was at 1pm on a Wednesday. We also went to city hall to the free Brisbane Museum that had exhibits about how the city was formed. We did the free tour of the clock tower while there as well. City hall is surrounded by huge skyscrapers now so the view wasn't a good as it used to be, but it was still pretty cool. After only a short time in Brisbane, we thought it would be a great city to live and work in. After exploring we headed back to the airport and finally flew to Cairns.
Chris & Taylor
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