Oz Fest #8 has finally come to an end. We've flown back to Sydney Monday on another decent Qantas flight, only to discover that the weather has changed from our first visit the previous week.
Australia is heading into winter, and the weather here is a lot like home.
This time we're staying in "Australia's largest hotel," the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour. Our Platinum status gets us a nice suite with a Harbour view, where we entertain four of our friends before going to dinner with them at the Kiroran Silk Road Uighur Restaurant.
The view overlooking Darling Harbour is splendid from our balcony, even in cloudy and rainy weather, and it's a fine spot to reflect on another great trip to Australia. This two-night break after our 1960 miles of flying DRW-SYD prepares us to fly another 17607 miles starting tomorrow: SYD-SFO-LHR-YVR-SEA. We're even overnighting at LHR, so what's the big deal about flying 19,567 miles among three continents in six days?