Cheryl organised the 50th birthday celebration + musical for Yvonne (and herself). They flew in from Brisbane QLD (Australia), went to their hotel, organised themselves and ate some lunch. They are friends from meeting at the school their kids went to.
Principally, they came to watch Miss Saigon, the musical, but decided to have much more fun than just seeing it 😊. Our trike rider met them outside their hotel. Both were ready to celebrate!
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Firstly, they rode through the city and over the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. We always tell our passenger to look up and enjoy the unique view. The more than 6,000,000 rivets are so interesting and the arch is so iconic. It’s nicknamed ‘The Coathanger’ because of its arch-based design. It is the largest steel arch bridge in the world.
This bridge is the eighth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 m (440 ft) from top to water level. It was also the world’s widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012.
Next, they rode past Kirribilli House. Kirribilli House is the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. After that, they rode around the corner to Jeffrey Street Wharf. From here, the views across Sydney Harbour towards the Sydney Opera House and the CBD are magnificent. In addition, it also has an up-close view of the side and underneath of the bridge. A perfect place to stop for photos.
The Kirribilli Loop
They rode under the north side of the bridge and continued on their tour. The underside of the northern end of the SHB – Sydney Harbour Bridge – is very interesting. The Kirribilli Loop was finished by riding past Luna Park and the North Sydney Olympic Pool. So far, the Father and Son trike tour was exciting and fun.
Then, they rode past the main beach of Manly. Manly has several claims to fame; it was the birthplace of surfing in Australia, the first place to legalise all-day bathing in 1903 and one of the world’s first Surf Life Saving clubs. Manly Beach was the location for the first World Surfing Championships held in 1964.
Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why etc
Continuing on, they rode past the famous and iconic Manly Beach. This leads past Queenscliff, which is really northern Manly. Then they rode past Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why and Long Reef. All such beautiful beaches.
They rode via Narrabeen Lagoon (also referred to as Narrabeen Lake) is Sydney’s Northern Beaches largest estuary system located just behind the world famous surfing beach at Narrabeen. It is a haven for wildlife. So far, the 50th birthday celebration + musical tour was a lot of fun. For instance, they saw so many of the beautiful places many visitors or locals to Sydney don’t get to see.
“Home and Away”
Then the tour went via Bilgola Plateau, Clareville, Careel Bay and Avalon before reaching Whale Beach. Between Whale Beach and Palm Beach is the Palm Beach Bible Garden. It has spectacular views over Palm Beach. After a stop for coffee, a stretch and a look at the view, they headed to Palm Beach. It is the home of the long running TV series “Home and Away”.
After that, they turned right and headed along Mona Vale Road, Terry Hills. Certainly, this meant they would have new scenery and new roads to ride on.
They did a big loop as this joins the Wakehurst Parkway. We love the Wakehurst Parkway because the legal speed is faster than most Sydney limits. Also, it is a haunted road!! Not that we have seen any ghosts during the day.
After riding along a part of it, they rode up the Parkway to Oxford Falls. The Oxford Falls are two waterfalls on Middle Creek, which flows north to meet Oxford Creek. Meandering Creek flows into Middle Creek. Garigal National Park borders the suburb, to the north. However, the 3 hours was almost up so it was through the northern suburbs and back into Sydney. In conclusion, the 50th birthday celebration + musical tour was a lot of fun and a memorable experience.
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