Time and time again I have heard about and seen images of the iconic Sydney opera
Sydney harbour ferry spin
Brother and sister together again
Having caught the ferry at the Sydney harbour ferry terminal, here we are heading away. I’m in fine fettle as I met someone there (one of those incidents in life) who also had a cochlear implant and we had had a great chat. When my wife asked him if he was here by himself and he replied,“no, that’s my wife over there and she’s a b**ch.” Momentarily stunned, eventually we had to laugh. I mean really. The first time you have ever met somebody and they come out with something like that.
You know everybody was so happy but trying to get them to smile for the camera was hard work.Sit down, how many more do you want to take, give it a break man. Persistence pays off.
Sydney bridge and
Opera house just coming into view
Having come here from Ireland, to a major drought in Australia, it appears that we brought some ‘Irish’ weather with us. It’s going to rain soon. Great for Australia, not so great for us. You see the thing is, these are my own photo’s and we were only there for a day. So what you see, is what you get. I have to admit that I was like a little boy, trembling with excitement. To see this great building down at the bottom of the world. Something, really something.
The Sydney opera house
From the ground
After our ferry trip I still could not get enough of this majestic building, so everybody humoured me and we took a walk to see it on the ground. Very impressive.
Leaving the Opera house
We encountered this and had to stop
Now I just love different cultures and walking away from the Opera house we encountered this. An Aborigine playing a didgeridoo. Now I don’t hear too well but with my cochlear implant I get sound and was able to follow this and loved it. Oddly enough so did my wife and we spent some time here listening to these haunting sounds. It may come as a bit of a surprise, but it is not just a question of blowing into it. Actually it’s an art form and very difficult to do. They use the lungs, the diaphragm, different muscles in the neck and done properly it is physically exhausting. Not only this, but they create different sounds by placing their tongue in different positions. Who would have believed all this? Amazing. And so, sadly, our trip around Sydney harbour ended. I have to say I loved it.
Sydney opera house
In all it’s glory