Remember back at the beginning of our trip when we didn’t climb Norway’s Pulpit Rock because of Jamie’s leg injury? Well, we’ve now added a bookend to this end of the trip by not climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
We say we’re going to make the climb every time we visit Sydney, but find reasons not to. Our friend Traci did it a few years ago and raved about the experience.
Unfortunately, the climb encompasses 1493 very steep steps. Jamie’s leg has been acting up because of all the walking we’ve been doing and she decided that it would be stupid to risk a serious injury with one day left on our six month trip.
I’m terrified of heights. So what I said was, “Oh, that’s too bad. I’d really like to climb it, but I couldn’t possibly do it without you.” But what I meant was, “Whew! Dodged that bullet.”
Look closely at the second photo in this post and you’ll spot one group of people climbing the top level of the bridge (top center of the photo) and another group on the lower level (lower right side of photo).
“Hey, Jamie, let’s have another cup of coffee down at the Opera House and watch the uninjured brave people climb the bridge.”