The Harbour Bridge Climb

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August 12th 2006
Published: November 13th 2010
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View of Sydney from the pilon of the Harbour Bridge
The Harbour Bridge climb came highly recommended, so I had a go. There was a minimum age of ten years, so our sonwasn’t old enough to do it, which he was absolutely gutted about. In fact we will apparently need to go back to Australia in a few years time so that he can do the climb.

To say that they took safety seriously on this climb would be an understatement. We all had to take breath-tests; we had to remove everything from our pockets and were not able to take a thing with us; we were permanently cabled to the bridge itself; and we all had radios linking us back to our guide. The climb was worth all the effort however.

To go some way to keep our son happy we climbed the pylon of the bridge. It was nothing in the league of the main bridge climb, however there were still some excellent views. The children were very interested in the facts-and-figures about the bridge in the pylon museum, which were therefore had to note down.

After that it was down to The Rocks where there was a large market and then we went on another
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The Harbour Bridge viewed from The Rocks
city tour bus. The disappointment was that our was not the open-top variety and we latter on saw that there was a rather badly publicised open-top bus.

There was a shop opposite the apartments that was open twenty four hours and provided Internet access. I was a good opportunity to send some emails and also to get in a Sainsbury’s order ready for when we got home.

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Sydney Opera House

A close-up of the Opera House
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Sydney City at Dusk

The Central Business District viewed at dusk

14th November 2010

When your up there your very exposed to the elements, even on a sunny day it can be quiet windy and when your up there for such a long time it can get quite cold. I have been on the walk and its amazing, you dont really mind the stupid suit :)

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