After a short stop at Paddy's Market (Haymarket), armed with an umbrella in my hands, I headed towards Darling Harbour. The morning skies looked pretty peaceful. There was slight drizzle by that time of the day, yet there was a sense of adventure being able to walk in the rain, with an umbrella to shelter myself of course. The city of Sydney somehow looked so peaceful when I stepped away from the heart of its busy activities.
I was travelling on my own, and enjoying the experience of travelling solo. Finally, I reached Cockle Bay which would eventually lead one to Darling Harbour. Pyrmont Bridge that was nearby provides access for the pedestrians from the city to Darling Harbour. Only after my return from Sydney did I realise that Pyrmont Bridge is a swing bridge. There is a control box in the middle of this bridge that controls the mechanism to let this bridge pivot horizontally to let large vessles enter the inner harbour. How interesting!
There was still a slight drizzle when I reached Cockle Bay, so I ended up in a shopping mall called Harbourside. There was high-speed internet access at $2 per 21 minutes and I used it to access the internet. That was probably my one and only time while I was Australia when I accessed the internet. After realising that I would end up spending time to clear junk mails from my work-related email account, I decided that I would refrain from using the internet. Afterall, I was on holiday.
By 11.40 a.m., the rain had stopped, and it was perfect time to explore Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay and the Pyrmont Bridge. The sights there were simply delightful so I shall simply allow the photos to do the talking here.
and the Sydney central business district.
With such lovely sights to delight the senses, my mood was light-hearted. Whatever the weather could be, my moods were independent of it. Enjoying the carefree moments.