The surprise birthday present tour was a huge and welcomed one. Julie bought it for her brother Mark for his birthday. He used to ride motorbikes but can’t anymore. Julie gave him a Gift Voucher (we emailed her one) and they were both so excited. We organised the date, time and place for the tour and then Julie rang (again). She had some friends who would love to do the trike tour as well. Could we organise another trike? Yes we could!
So our trike riders Craig and Brian arrived at The Rocks, at the pick up place.
Finger Wharf and the infamous Kings Cross
Firstly, they rode past Finger Wharf and the iconic Harry’s Café De Wheels which is always interesting. Harry’s Café de Wheels has been serving customers for over 80 years. They make delicious pies, hotdogs and more. It is in the inner eastern suburb of Woolloomooloo. This leads up into the infamous Kings Cross – home of the famous and huge Coca Cola sign. Kings Cross is also home to nightclubs and ladies of the night though it is not nearly as raunchy as it was in the 1970s (apparently). Already, our passengers were enjoying the surprise birthday present tour.
north headland of Bondi Beach
Continuing on, they rode through the posh eastern suburbs of Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay and Vaucluse. They stopped for a stretch, some photos and to see the view from North Bondi headland. It has a stunning view which looks south, down the coastline. This stop was is in Sam Fiszman Memorial Park, Ben Buckler Headland North Bondi.
Next, it was fun riding past the famous Bondi Beach. In this area, onlookers always seem to wave. Then, they rode past more of the lovely eastern beaches – Tamarama and Bronte. However, the 1.5 hours of the surprise birthday present tour was almost up. So, after a quick run past the Art Gallery of NSW and down to Mrs Macquarie’s Point they returned to the Rocks and to drop off.
An interesting article about the arcitecture in Sam Fiszman Memorial Park: https://architectureau.com/articles/sam-fiszman-park/