The second day started with a visit to Sydney Fish Market aka Sydney Seafood Paradise. The main building of Sydney Fish Market includes fresh seafood retail stalls and eateries. It is among the largest fish markets in the world which mean there will be a wide variety of seafood available. I was hoping to avoid weekend’s lunchtime crowd by turning up earlier for brunch. But it’s already jam-packed with people. It’s difficult to move around and the queuing time at each stall is crazy. Hence, choosing a stall with the shortest queue is the best option for me.
And so I grabbed my seafood and chips from Doyles. The meal costs around AUD 40 which I cannot say it’s exactly cheap. But I suppose it’s the experience that counts and the taste were good enough for me. I would probably avoid weekends totally if I were to visit the Fish Market again.
Some fresh strawberries from this gentleman’s fruit stall.
Circular Quay and Pylon Lookout
Thereafter is a visit to Circular Quay where the 2 iconic landmarks of Sydney are located: Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The Circular Quay is a major transportation hub of Sydney Harbour and it’s interesting to see the ferries in action.
There’s also the popular Rocks Market during the weekends. The stall owners sell things like chocolates, artsy stuff, clothing, jewellery and among many others.
Walking on the pedestrian path of the Harbour Bridge for the panoramic view is a must. It’s also possible to get the view at higher levels via the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk Tour or the Pylon Lookout. Cameras are not allowed for the Bridge Climb hence I opted for Pylon Lookout, which is a cheaper alternative too.
These are the views which I got from the Pylon Lookout.
Ferry ride to Watsons Bay
I wanted to capture the harbour view from the ferry so I board the one heading for Watsons Bay, with the intention to visit The Gap as well. Climbing the stairs and following the coastal path brought me to The Gap. It’s a cliff overlooking the ocean with an exceptional view. Not forgetting the rough waters below that send constant reminders through powerful crashing waves.
I did not stay long enough to explore the rest of Watsons Bay before heading back to Circular Quay. It’s a pity but I am glad to have captured the sunset behind Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is easily among the most recognisable structures in the world with its bold and unique roof design. The curved shell-shaped sails roof is indeed mesmerising and one-of-its-kind. It’s too bad that I am not a theatre person.
I also went over to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in Royal Botanic Gardens for a blue hour view of the Opera House.
I had a sandwich dinner and went over to Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café for some sweet stuff before heading back to the hotel.