Lots of things have amused me in the rush and bustle of Sydney. I have just a few to share here.
As we walk around, we are inevitably passed by young (mostly) joggers with fitness on their minds and timing devices strapped to their arms to prove it. In the Botanical Gardens we came to a steep set of stairs up which they ran - fast. We climbed slowly at walking pace and paused regularly to draw breath as they overtook us. Where have the years gone?
There are exercise stations in all the areas of open space and beside the beaches. This young man demonstrated his fitness at one on a rainy Bondi Beach (illusions shattered - it does rain here) with impressive handstands which he repeated so I could take a photograph.
This little boy chased a white ibis along the quay (not a wise idea with that beak) till his mother warned him of dire consequences.
Amid the showers two days ago, I spied graffiti on Bondi Beach (wishful thinking on that day) ...
... and round the corner, something different ... Both entertaining but neither would challenge the skill of Banksy ...
Then today, we returned to walk the coastal path from Bondi to Coogee, a distance of 5 km. This time, it was warm, the sun shone and the beautiful people and skilful surfers were out. Illusions were restored!