by Angela
on Mar 14th, 2007

OExp:Sydney (1st stop:Day 3,4)

Day 3

First stop on Day 3 is Sydney Fish Market.  I was keen on going to see the Fish Auction.  The website for SFM, says the auction starts at 7am.  We arrived (my sister Lena and I) at 9:30am, but the auction was over.   Nevertheless, the shops in SFM had almost all the fresh catch of the day.  I am sure the best/pricest fish probably went to top notch restaurants but all the same, I can’t tell which is really the best.  All of the fish, lobster, crabs, oysters, scallops, prawns, and etc looks really fresh.  One of the store owner shocked an oyster for us to see. 

Sydney Fish Market

Next stop, Sydney Aquarium.  It was just ok compared to the ones I’ve seen before so nothing to shout about.

Day 4

It was a rainy day, it drizzled from morning till evening.  Our first stop was the Blue Mountains at Katoomba.  We stopped at Scenic World and took the steepest rail into the valley.  We rode on a cable car back up.  The cable car took us right past the Three Sister Rock formation but we could not see it at all.  It was so misty up in the mountains we only had about 50m of visibility.  I resorted to buying a postcard of the Three sisters and then checking it off my checklist!…. “Been there, Done that, Didn’t see it!!”  So don’t expect any pictures of Three Sisters.

Next stop Jenolan Caves.  This was a brilliant stop.  About six months ago, scientist redated the Lucas Cave and found that it was formed at least 350million years ago.  So I visited the oldest cave system in the world (until another scientist says otherwise).  The cave is all above ground.  We have to walk a long series of staircases up into the Dividing Range.  We saw the usual stalactite and stalacmite,  a river flowing below the chambers,  a large cathedral (high unsupported ceiling).  The guide told us that this is not the largest cave system with the biggest unsupported ceiling.  The largest one is in Malaysia 😉 in Borneo.  Funny,  came all the way to Australia to see one of the biggest caves only to find out that the one back home is the greatest!.  Oh well, it was still very impressive and I thoroughly enjoyed walking through each chambers. I will post a picture of it soon!

3 Responses to “OExp:Sydney (1st stop:Day 3,4)”

  1. Erinon 14 Mar 2007 at 9:09 am

    Keep sending the updates- I love them!

  2. Christianon 14 Mar 2007 at 10:08 am

    Mmmmm…..Katoomba. That brings back great vacation memories. Sounds like you are having a great time.

  3. Angelaon 18 Mar 2007 at 12:23 pm

    Erin, Thanks for reading!!. I’ll try to update when i get a chance. I am with J at the Melbourne YHA right now.

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