Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Years Eve - Sydney Style!

We enjoyed New Years Eve in North Sydney where we had booked a hotel room about 6 months ago. We checked out the parks near to the Harbour Bridge but soon realized we'd be squished and the kids had no where to run. We settled for a reserve not far from the hotel where several other families were setting up camp. The DiNucci's (Guelph) and the Miners (Ottawa) later joined us for the festivities.

This would be our vantage point of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

Melanie and Chris Miner (fireman's exchange) were the first to meet up with us.

Tobogganing - Aussie style!

The DiNuccis arrived and joined in the fun after a hectic flight from Melbourne. The drinking laws in Australia are much more liberal than Canada. Everyone brought coolers filled with beer, wine and drinks as well as munchies. No fear of being fined or having your alcohol dumped!

The kids kept busy playing while waiting for the first fireworks display at 9 pm.

The main fireworks were placed in three different locations in Sydney (all within our view) and were synchronized so they gave the exact same effect regardless of where you were.

The wow factor!

Wade Miner and Adam.

We were having such a good time, we decided to hang out for the midnight show that was even more spectacular with fireworks going off waterfront buildings and the Harbour Bridge.


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