Monday, June 09, 2008

Rose Bay and Watsons Bay

Been a while since I went out with GF, excluding the weekly dinners and badminton nights. For the long weekend, we decided to go to Watsons Bay. It has been raining the past few days. Fortunately, it stopped for a while this morning. Or else, it would've been a Gumballs lunch at Westfield Parramatta, then The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian in the afternoon. Or worse, Sex and the City.

En route to South Head, we passed by Rose Bay. The weather was so nice, I decided to stop by. Not too hot, not too cold, not too sunny, not too cloudy. We walked from the marina to the wharf, then back to the car. For the trivia-inclined, Rose Bay was named after The Right Honourable George Rose, who was joint Secretary to the British Treasury with Thomas Steele.

Along Old South Head Road, we stopped again at Macquarie Light, Australia's first lighthouse, which began operations on November 30, 1818. Took a couple of pictures, then continued on to Watsons Bay. At Robertson Park, we had a sandwich lunch specially prepared by GF. With the rain clouds fast approaching from Sydney Harbour, we quickly crossed the street to Gap Park to take in the spectacular sea views. While waiting for the drizzle to abate, we had hot chocolate and a Bambino cone from the nearby Gelatissimo store. By 3pm, we went back to GF's place for a little afternoon TV.

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