THIS IS SYDNEY!

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We have spent three days at Drummoyne near the back end of the harbour, visiting family and friends and enjoying Alex’s gift of a delicious Italian seafood meal in Sydney’s “Little Italy”.
Today we moved into Blackwattle Bay near Glebe.
The reason? A trip to the Sydney Fish Markets!
We came here on our way north and I was transfixed by the offerings!
Especially those of the kitchenalia shop but I came away with the credit card intact and only three lovley small fish bowls for condiments.
A wedding took place on the foreshore park near our anchorage, beautiful to watch.
We held our breath as the wind gusted and threatened to blow away their small wedding tent temple!
The next morning I decided to harness my fear of helming in busy places and managed to get us safely under the Anzac and Harbour bridges and up to to Athol Bay where we had spent New Years Eve. Athol Bay is just underneath the hillside which houses Taronga Zoo and has a lovely view back across the harbour to the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. The city skyline at night is magniicent.
This time we were a lot closer to the shore and as the afternoon progressed we were able to pick up a public mooring for the night.
Grand views back down the harbour at sunset and all the animals of the zoo above us. This is probably one of the premium free anchorages in Sydney Harbour.
Leaving there a quick sail to the east had us at Manly for a short anchor and shore visit.
The anchorage off the ferry wharf on a quiet day seems ok and its a quick walk to major supermarkets.
Back now in Middle Harbour where we expected to spend a day or two in the inner harbour, behind the opening Spit Bridge.
Last night we looked at the weather and with the current heatwave developing we decided to stay our further where we can get a good breeze.
Tonight finds us at Middle Harbour Yacht Club, the fridge running flat out and waiting to do a major reprovision tomorrow for our passage south on Thursday morning.

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