Nikki did a Harley Davidson joy ride with us before, back in July. This time it was still a joy ride! Pick up was at Circular Quay. We will email a map where to meet.
“Always such a pleasure, and like Phil, Pat’s another asset to Troll Tours. I’ll be having my Harley therapy until I’ve been through every motorcycle in your garage, then I’m going to start all over again. Haha, hope you don’t mind but I DON’T want those photographs on social media. Good photographs though. Mum will no doubt want to frame one to fit with the chronology of me and my motorcycles over the years, always around them from young.” Nikki
Mrs Macquarie’s Point
Firstly, they rode to Mrs Macquaries Point which has wonderful views across Sydney Harbour. From here, look towards the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. They stopped for photos and a look at the gorgeous view. Mrs Macquaries Point is a peninsula which was named in 1810 after Elizabeth, Governor Macquarie’s wife. Luckily, being the bosses wife, she could order a seat to be chiselled into the rock from which she could view the harbour. Mrs Macquaries Chair, as it’s known, is still here today. It’s in the Domain but is effectively an extension of the Botanic Gardens.
Woolloomooloo, Harry’s and Garden Island
Next, not far from the city, is the inner eastern suburb of Woolloomoolloo. Woolloomooloo is known for Finger Wharf, an old cargo dock that attracts a trendy clientele with fine dining, hip bars and water views on all sides. It also has the famous Harry Cafe De Wheels which has been serving customers for over 80 years. They make delicious pies, hotdogs and more. Lots of interesting photos are on the walls, mostly of famous celebrities who have visited over the years. They rode past Garden Island which is the location of a major Royal Australian Navy base. Then it was up the hill and into Potts Point.
Continuing on, they rode through the infamous Kings Cross, though it has calmed down a lot since it’s heyday – home of the famous and huge Coca Cola sign. Kings Cross is also home to nightclubs and ladies of the night though it is not nearly as raunchy as it was in the 1970s (apparently).
They headed east through the posh suburbs of the eastern suburbs of Sydney, including the Bays: Rose Bay, Double Bay and Rushcutters Bay. So far, the Harley Davidson joy ride was another success, so fun and informative.
Next, they rode east to the world famous Bondi Beach to the south side. Here, there is a lovely view overlooking the whole of Bondi Beach. This is the beach where Bondi Lifeguards of the Bondi Rescue TV series is filmed. When in Sydney it is one of the places you should visit. The beach is seriously nice (but not our favourite) and we usually stop near the lifeguard station, made famous by the TV series “Bondi Rescue”. Bondi Beach is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia. Bondi Beach is recorded by the Australian Museum that Bondi means place where a fight using boondi sticks (nullas nullas or fighting sticks) took place.
However, time was almost up so our Harley Davidson rider rode back to Circular Quay. He dropped Nikki off here so she could explore the city. In conclusion, the Harley Davidson joy ride was fun and just what the passenger wanted. .
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