Scenes from the first day in Sydney

Scenes from the first day in Sydney
D, the Opera House, and the Bridge

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Camping out in "Swags"

Cooking "chook" aka chicken and rice on the fire.

Looks like a bush fire, but is actually the sunset!

Yes, a rainbow in the desert!
The "swag" is a canvas bag with a mattress and pillow in it... the Aussie way of roughing it. The sleepless nights were worth the experience of being under the brilliant stars... brighter and more distinct than anyplace I've ever been, except maybe Bolivia. Besides the Southern Cross, the Milky Way was unfurled above us all night, and we woke each morning to Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in a triangle, sometimes accompanied by a sliver of moon. Fabulous!

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