All set for #SYDNye! :) One of the craziest things I have done this year – and maybe my entire life till now – is coming with a bunch of awesome pals to specially catch the countdown of a lifetime in Sydney.
The thing I didn’t realise is – you need to come reserve your spot VERY EARLY in order to get a good vantage point. You have to get there before 3pm when the entire will be closed down to prevent overcrowding. Understandable for an event that attracts 1.5 million annually.
We reached Milsons Point by 8am, but still not early enough. Some came since 6am while others started camping overnight, all in the name of fireworks. :)
All set and ready to go, wish me luck! (I must be crazy camping out under the sweltering Aussie summer…) Here’s wishing you an awesome Countdown tonight, wherever you are in the world. :)
I still remember this sight I saw at the Royal Botanic Gardens back in 2009. The Gardens was once home to a colony of Grey-headed Flying Foxes, a large species of fruitbat. I have never seen so many bats in my life, and they were quite a sight. For a moment, I thought I was in Transylvania. The bats adapted so well in the gardens that they reached 22,000 in the summers of 2008 and 2010, by which time 28 mature trees, 30 palms and many understorey plants had been killed by the roosting flying-foxes. They were subsequently relocated to other parts of Sydney in 2010. I’ll go visit them again on my next trip Down Under.