On our way to the bus station, we stepped into a huge market that has a huge variety of goods from australian memorabilia, to underwear, to watches, to purses, to mixed nuts, to produce! We bought fresh pears, grapes, a mango, and strawberries for a picnic and then hopped on the bus to go to Bondi Beach. It stopped raining when we arrived, so we got to walk along the shore and avoid stepping on the many many baby jellyfish scattered around. Mandi and I looked for seashells but there weren't ANY! There was a South American Festival going on and a surfer rescue relay. When we got back to Circular Quay, we walked toward the Harbor Bridge and found ourselves in The Rocks, wandering through an arts and crafts fair where we bought delicious buttery salted corn on a stick. We walked up some stairs and finally found the beginning of the Harbor Bridge so we could walk over it. We ran into some other Americans from California who were climbing the bridge, but it takes about 3 hours and I think they had to pay for it.
Back at the subway station, we bought some gelato, I got carmel creme, and we bought some wine for the evening, and hopped onto the subway. The night before, we found out that many restaurants are BYOB so there wasn't a beverage list to order from at the Thai place. Since this was the case, we figured we'd buy our own wine and it'd be easy to find another restaurant with the same policy. Turns out, the Thai place was rare because we walked all over with our wine trying to find another BYOB restaurant. Finally we stopped at a Japanese place who let us in with our own wine. I had the white, which still tasted bad, but oh well. We ordered edamame and teriyaki chicken to share.
Yet another long, but great, day in Sydney!