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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sydney Fish Market

If you love seafood especially the raw oysters and sashimi, you should visit the Sydney Fish Market. It is much cheaper to get them here than in the seafood restaurants.

Sydney Fish Market

The Sydney Fish Market looks more like a mall than a market. Instead of many rows of stalls in one big hall, it consists of shops with their own seating area for dining. It is indeed very clean and bright.

The crowd on Saturday morning

A typical shop layout in the fish market

Gigantic octopus

It wasn't that expensive if you count how many slices you could get in one kg.

These were indeed expensive.

The variety of oysters

Cooked food section

After browsing all the shops which is only about ten of them, we decided to try the lobster, scallop and of course sashimi. It was easily to spend hundreds here if we didn't exercise self control.

$25 for two half grilled lobsters, $3.5 for grilled cheese scallop

$21 for 460 grams or about 25 slices of salmon sashimi

The grill lobsters were great but I need more to be satisfied haha...The sashimi was very fresh, we promised ourselves to come back for it next time.

Outdoor seating area

Dining with a view of Anzac Bridge and the fishing boats

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Ku-ring-gai Chase National park which is only half an hour drive from Sydney is a perfect destination for a relaxing day trip. We had lots of fun driving around the national park and lucky enough to meet some of the local inhabitants.

Our first stop was Kalkari Discovery Centre where we saw cockatoos, lorikeets, turkeys and even kangaroos.

Kalkari Discovery Centre

The walking trail

The trio cockatoos

Spotted some wild kangaroos in the woods.
Scribbles on the tree done by the moth
Awesome view of the national park from the Kalkari walking trail

Our next stop was Bobbin Head, about 10 minutes drive from Kalkari. Bobbin Head is a picnic area near the water with full facilities like restaurants, playground, camping area and paddle boat rental.

Bobbin Head

All day breakfast menu at Bobbin Inn. Yummy!

The playground

From Bobbin Head it was a long 30 minutes drive to Akuna Bay Marina. Nothing much to do here except admiring those expensive yachts. 

Akuna Bay

We continued driving up north till we reached our final stop, the West Head Lookout. The lookout provides a sweeping view of Broken Bay.

Lion Island in Broken Bay

Barrenjoey Headland