Thursday, May 19, 2011

6 May 2011: Rose Bay

6 May 2011 (Fri): I feel that taking a ferry ride is a liberating and enjoyable experience. As such, I could not help but insist that my mother take a ferry from Circular Quay wharf in the daytime with me. We took a ferry to Rose Bay and when we alighted at the wharf, we took a light-hearted stroll about this tranquil Eastern suburb of Sydney.

According to wikipedia, Rose Bay was named after The Right Honourable George Rose, who was the joint Secretary to the British Treasury with Thomas Steele.

At Rose Bay, my mother and I could not miss taking glimpses of the Sydney Seaplane. Rose Bay happens to be one of the sites where there is a Seaplane base for the departures. The seaplane is one of the ways to enjoy Sydney's beauty from the air.

A basic Sydney Highlights flight that last 15 minutes will cost AUS$185 per person. A scenic flight sound very interesting but we decided not take the Seaplane in the end.

We found it a visual treat simply to stroll about the tranquil vicinity of Lyne Park, Rose Bay.

If you were there at Rose Bay, would you have preferred a scenic flight on the Sydney Seaplane or a simple stroll about Lyne Park, Rose Bay?

Sydney Seaplanes
Rose Bay Seaplane Base
Lyne Park, Rose Bay NSW 2029
Reservations: (In Australia): 1300 732 752 
International: (+61) 2 93881978

All the photos on this post were taken using a Canon Digital IXUS 1000HS camera.


kyh said...

does sound very interesting but the price puts me off! way too expensive for me, and for a short 15 mins only! :S

oceanskies79 said...

Hi kyh: that was one factor that led me to choose to stroll along Rose Bay rather than to take a plane. ;)