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sydney: it’s hot!

Jerad served up a terrific breakfast yesterday morning. It included American style bacon that he made from scratch. Actually, there were two types: maple and pepper. Both were delicious.

jerad’s homemade bacon

brekkie with jerad and kell

perfect in every way

eddie becomes crazy for smoked meats

After brekkie, we set out for the zoo, quickly catching a couple of museums along the way (the barracks and the nsw museum of art) and strolling through the botanical gardens. It was particularly warm and sunny.

flying foxes at the botanical gardens – this one special bat was white!

opera house from the ferry

The zoo was hot… but the animals were so cool! I really love the native Australian critters because they’re so different from what I grew up with – so isolated in an evolutionary sense. The reptiles and nocturnals were tough to photograph and it was far more fun trying to spot them in their habitats.

furry koala

baby wallaby


It began to cloud over and we stopped for a brilliant bird show before catching the ferry back. We returned to Kell and Jerad’s place for a rest and nosh. Jerad got me hooked on this documentary “heat in the kitchen” which tracks three Sydney restaurants and how they go about dealing with the review system (critics). Riveting and brutal. We dashed out for a spectacular dinner at Fish Face where a former co-worker of Jerad’s is a chef and brought us some freaking delectable plates in addition to our orders of sashimi and fish and chips. Sydney’s food scene is nuts. After the meal, we moseyed about Sydney at Night and yammered away about plans, ideas, life… only to return to the flat and finish the documentary series! We’ll be dining at one of the restaurants in the documentary tonight!!!

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