We headed  to Manly for lunch with M and G.   Naturally this involved the iconic ferry ride across the Harbour…..always an experience, no matter how often you do it.

Lunch was at Hugo’s at Manly Wharf:  good food, nice outlook and competent service.   But the four of us were crammed on to a table of barely-adequate size.   The best feature of course was catching up with M and G.  We always seem to have a lot to talk about when with them.


Meanwhile, just a bit more about the Meriton apartment we’re in.   It’s certainly not the cheapest place around nor are the immediate surroundings the most up-market in town, but it is spacious and the near-to Town Hall location is quite convenient (think QV Building shopping and more prosaically a full-service Woolies)!  In the other direction the vibrant Haymarket area isn’t too far.    I’m not sure how tall the building is (51 floors?), and we’re on level 30, but our views are down into the canyons of Pitt and Bathurst Streets.

There’s an open air balcony (with ash tray).  I opened the door to take a photo,  but haven’t had the courage to put as much as a toe outside!




2 thoughts on “Manly

  1. Does Sydney still claim the ferry ride to Manly as “iconic”? I thought that title belonged exclusively to those ships of Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company beloved of my childhood that have long since been scuttled, except for SS South Steyne which ended its days as a restaurant, and is said to now live quietly in retirement at Berrys Bay.
    “Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care: travel by steamer from Circular Quay and enjoy the glorious Harbour scenery”


  2. Well, I’m not sure that Sydney uses the word “iconic”, but the tourists seem to be voting with their feet and rushing on board to get seats in the open area at the front of the top deck – and then retreating out of the wind half way across! Those who “know” (may I put myself in this category?) claim seats close to the front but inside on the upper deck.


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