Day Zero minus 2:
Flight to Sydney. Almost 4 hours. Steve, Gerry and I met Jaimie at the airport and we took a taxi to the Metro Inn Motel in Miranda. The driver looked rather anxious as we piled our pannier bags into his station wagon. Checked in to two twin rooms and a cup of tea. down the road a way we had good meal of fish and chips (or chicken parmesan) at the Bistro in the Miranda Hotel. Afterwards, a walk around the block, back to the motel for a cup of tea and an early night. I did not sleep all that well, but I rarely do the first nights away. Jamie gave me my new µ TOUGH camera. I was so pleased that he had managed to find one.
From the balcony of our third floor room the sky was all city loom on cloud. A strange ruddy glow. If, for a moment the clouds parted and the sky cleared, only the brightest of the stars were visible. A far cry from the luminous Katanning skies I have been used to lately.
We walked down the road to a place we spotted the evening before when on our post-prandial walk. There we had the biggest ever $8.80 cooked breakfast. None of us could finish it: Bacon, sausage, eggs, tomato, chips and toast. HUGE. Then to the station and 2 trains from Miranda to Clyde. A walk to Auburn to shop at MCAS for bike stuff, I bought boots and leggings. Walk back to Clyde and another train to Parramata. Another walk to Ferry Wharf where we caught a ferry to Circular Quay. There we had a quick drink and a look round, then rode 2 more trains back to Miranda. A bit of supermarket shopping and later an evening meal at the same bistro as last night. This time I had steak. A blue ribeye with mash and veges that was very very good. Can’t keep eating like this.
The bikes will be delivered tomorrow. I am full of anticipation.