Posted by: travelrat | December 3, 2007

Arrival in Sydney

Wiseman’s Ferry

(Written in Sydney 2/12/07) 

For all who were expecting the first picture I sent from Sydney would be the Harbour Bridge or the Opera House … Nyaaah! In truth, I haven’t seen either yet, unless you count a view of the upper part of the former from the motorway in the pouring rain.

This picture was taken up the Hawkesbury River, at a place called Wiseman’s Ferry. And, why is it so called? Well, because there’s a ferry here, founded in the early days by an ex-convict called Solomon Wiseman, whose statue stands right next to the pub car park.

There’s not much that is special about the place unless you’re into boating or water-ski-ing … or, of course, if you want to cross the river. But, it does have a good pub, with not-bad pub lunches. The pub is very photogenic, with traditional wrought-ironwork on the verandah, and there’s music on a Sunday, watched by a tame kookaburra perched on the verandah rail, oblivious of waiter or customers.


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  1. […] Arrival in SydneyBy travelratFor all who were expecting the first picture I sent from Sydney would be the Harbour Bridge or the Opera House … Nyaaah! In truth, I haven’t seen either yet, unless you count a view of the upper part of the former from the motorway in …Travelrat’s Travels – https://travelrat.wordpress.com […]

  2. Glad you made it here in one piece!


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