I went to Manly this afternoon. Yes, you are asking where it is. Take bus 333 or 380 until it stops at Circular Quay. Cross the road and enter the ferry terminals. Go to No. 3 on your right. You will see a big ferry and it leaves every 30 minutes for Manly. The ride takes 40 minutes.
Manly is a suburb with a popular surfing beach at the north end of Sydney harbour. The ferry and town were packed today mainly because it was Valentine’s Day and a Saturday. Lots of teenagers, couples, families with babies and even those with Grandpa and Grandma! All enjoying different attractions available on the beach.
There were, of course, many mainly young men showing off their skills on surfboards and making sure young women were looking at them 🙂 Babies crawled on/in the sand, seagulls ran around looking for anything to eat and lovers dozed or stroked each other gently. I picked my way through them as I moved up the beach.
On my return, Ian and Birgit were relaxing. Ian was looking at the skies to see if the weather would let him ‘Barbie’. It later rained then cleared up so we are now set for my first Australian ‘Barbie’. After that experience I can really say that I have not only arrived in Australia but have sampled an important part of its popular culture!