Sunday, January 3, 2016

Stuck in Sydney

Queenstown wharf yesterday morning.  There's an artist's market every Saturday

I was a bit premature yesterday in announcing my groundhog day.  It hasn't happened yet.  Instead of leaving, our flight was cancelled due to mechanical issues.

Nope, don't want to fly across a big ocean on a broken plane.

After scrambling for lodging, new flights, kennel extensions and the like, we're now stuck staying in Sydney for a few days.  Our youngest will miss the first days of school and we'll have to reschedule some appointments, but we can certainly manage.  The weather's not supposed to be great -- in fact, there's a 100% chance of rain all day tomorrow -- but we'll still see what we can see.  We've been lucky so far.  We've already had a quick walk to the Sydney Opera House,

an amble through the Botanical Gardens,

and, fortunately, found our way out before getting closed in.

We also saw Saint Mary's Church.  We happened upon it as we were headed elsewhere; I had no idea Sydney had such a lovely cathedral.  It reminded me a bit of Notre Dame in Paris.

Last but not least, we went to Art Gallery NSW to see The Greats: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.  According to the literature, The Greats "...presents over 70 of the finest paintings and most important drawings and watercolors from the National Galleries of Scotland.  The selection spans over 400 years from c1485 to c1904."  Yowza, right?

Non-flash photography was allowed (!) so I'll share pictures as soon as I can.  Nothing like a side trip to Scotland while in Australia, eh?

1 comment:

Karen L R said...

Oh, I am sorry about your delay...but a wonderful, serendipitous adventure you are having!