Today I met Dan in Sydney as planned and we had very good, very expensive pancakes, then walked to and over the Harbour Birdge to Kiribilli House, residence of a certain politician, and then went back to the bridge via various slightly illegal means, as well as taking lots of photos. He then went home and I walked to the Opera House and back to the city where I got on a bus and went back here. Sydney has so much better ambience than Perth and just wandering around the central city streets shortly after dark was quite nice in itself.
I'm getting up at 7am and going to the airport several hours early for logistical reasons, then I have to wait ages until my flight leaves and then I'm home, finally. No more suitcases til after Christmas.