Ten days in the suburbs. A quick trip to Katoomba. Then back in the city. The nearly 1 hour train ride was uneventful. I dragged my small bag filled with clothes good for 4 days out of Museum Station and covered the short walk to Wyndham in Wentworth Avenue. The service apartment looks pretty neat and location is perfect. I meant to rest out the afternoon and simply wait for my niece but my itchy feet got the better of me.
My funny striped socks back on and I’m off, headed back towards and past Museum Station towards Hyde Park. Nippy weather today but I’m ready for it. Even had the nerve to peel off one layer, thinking my walking will generate enough heat. I decided well. This “mini-Camino” today honors San Tiago de Compostela whose feast day is today. I couldn’t find St. James Church so I went instead to Saint Mary’s just across the park.
Did you know prayers can be reinvigorating? From St. Mary’s, I crossed the Domain and walked towards Sydney Opera House to catch the sunset. Late in the day, the crowd has thinned and it was more pleasurable to just stand there viewing the Harbour bridge just as some ferries dashed out of the wharf in Circular Quay.
I still had some energy left to walk back to the service apartment but I didn’t want to be late for dinner. Not some dinner in a fancy restaurant but a takeout Thai dinner with my niece and her Thai friend. Why? I wanted to be sure I won’t miss the semi-finals of the Australian Master Chef Comps. So there. Dinner in the apartment in front of the TV. You bet it’ll be the same setup tomorrow. The Finals!
Today, I walked 14,132 steps. Not bad. But not enough. Tomorrow will be another walking day. This time in Watson’s Bay with my college friend now based in Sydney. Need to flex those muscles. Hopefully it won’t be so cold tomorrow.