August 23, 2008
Sydney by the Sea
We are here! We’re tired and slightly stunned, but we’re in Sydney and happy. We all knew, conceptually, that Australia is a long way away from Victoria, but our grasp of the obvious was definitely helped by a 15 hour Vancouver-to-Sydney flight. After landing (at 8am Sydney time on Saturday the 23rd), we stored our bags and set off on to take a train and ferry to Taronga Zoo. It is a fabulous place, although we kept a large part of our exploring to the Australian section of the zoo. Sunday will be our chance to see the competition venue, although setting has already started, so we won’t be able to see all of it.