Sunday, 30 October 2016

Public Transport






Today we took the bus and train to the Australian Technology Park on the far side of Sydney.  We used our Opal cards (similar to London’s Oyster card) which you just tap on a machine as you get on and off the transport.  As it was a Sunday the travel was free after an initial $2.50 (£1.50) deduction.    

We took a bus into the city centre, then hopped onto a train to the exhibition park (where we visited a Cruelty Free Festival).  After a browse around the vegan friendly stalls we caught a train back to Circular Quay for some lunch.  Another train back to the city and finally a bus home to Buddy. All for $2.50!  Shame about the noisy kids but you can’t have everything.

The transport system is very easy and efficient to use but sadly you can’t take dogs on the buses, trains or ferries.  Although knowing Buddy he would probably try and eat the bus driver.


Off to the airport shortly in the Ute to collect Sarah and the Bearded One.


15 comments:

  1. I see that you have to exit the bus via the roof-light. Very odd!

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    1. It's quite normal. Clearly you have never travelled by bus before!

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    2. Do you need your own step ladder?

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    3. Of course, otherwise you would have to use the doors to get off.

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  2. I hope for your sake nobody tells her about all of that meat you had ?

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    1. Ah - that might be the reason he chases these people. I might do the same thing soon then.

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  4. The Bearded One? Is Sarah's partner called Jesus of Nazareth by any chance? Check the palms of his hands.

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  5. Don't you just love public transport?

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    1. Not a lot but the ferries over here are fun. And it can be very entertaining when someone drops a bag of oranges on a moving bus and everyone is trying to catch them.

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  6. Such a shame you can't take animals. Some would be fine but I quite understand that others wouldn't, especially on buses. We often wish we could take Sally's Scout on the ferry with us when we do our river walks.

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  7. I can understand why but it is a shame, especially as Buddy can't walk far.

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