Home of the Great Barrier Reef, world-renowned wineries, and the ever-fuzzy koala bear. Three things which we absolutely didn't see. IJ can't swim, we don't drink wine much, and don't bring up k-bears in our house...there is much frothing at the mouth and sailor words.
What we did see was this:
|Sydney Harbor Bridge|
|Sydney Opera House|
|St. Kilda Beach|
|Melbourne Luna Park|
|Footy, glorious footy!|
I would be committing a lie of omission though if I didn't tell you one of my favorite moments on our trip. Being the
When we walked up to their warehouse based brewery it was at least 90 degrees out and we soon found that the 3 man operation had spent the morning battling a drainage issue that sometimes comes up in brewing but that is, pardon my French, a bitch and a half to deal with. Never the less they invited us right in, showed us their set up and tossed a few of their brews in the freezer for us to taste. While most other breweries we found were brewing pales and wheat beers, these guys were Shiraz barrel aging a 15% barleywine and making a milk stout who's label had no less than 8 cartoon robot nurse boobs on it. They had heart AND talent, and were really just so awesome.
We left them with a bottle of our local brewery's tripel but they left us with a feeling of community that stretched half way around the world. One that I would venture we will remember just as long as the Opera House tour or the Queen Victoria Market.