If Canberra is the capital of Australia, Sydney has the most inhabitants with just over 4 million citizens.
The first British settlers settled here at the end of the 18th century, on the cliffs (The Rocks) overlooking the marina.
Subsequently, many families of sailors and dockers settled in the small stone houses, along cobbled streets or in interior courtyards, giving the area a European village feel.
One of the symbols of the city: the famous Harbor Bridge, a large steel suspension bridge that locals affectionately call their “giant arch”.
Another must: the Sydney Opera House, the most famous monument in the country with its amazing architecture, evoking a boat with full sails out on the quays.
It offers a breathtaking view of the bay. Watson Bay is a neighborhood where there is great tranquility and where you have a fantastic panorama of the city at the end of the afternoon. Sydney Harbor is adjacent to the Fish Market. Rather practical for unloading the peach… all fresh!
First, let’s enter the den of the professionals. From 5:30 am, fish, seafood and shellfish are auctioned. They will supply the restaurants in the city in particular.
Blue crabs very popular for their tender and sweet flesh
There is competition here, so whoever buys first wins. The price of tuna today is going down. This is the market.
Sometimes it’s cheap, sometimes it’s more expensive. The first to buy, who presses the button, has his product.
“Here’s an Alfonsino … with his huge eyes.” They are the kind of fish that eats all they can.
It is good to grill it, after having scaled it and emptied of its viscera »The” devils “carrying goods cross each other and it is enough to cross a simple plastic curtain to pass from the professional space to the market intended for consumers .
The site has been in existence since 1945. The oysters presented in honeycomb trays are opened under tap water. Blue crabs are popular for their tender and sweet flesh. But it’s a giant shrimp that I’ll hasten to taste.
“This one is beautiful… I take off the head and tail. »Here, my friend has peeled the tiger shrimp and I am going to taste it. And that’s already the end of this episode in Sydney.
We are now at Bondi Beach, one of the beaches in town, where I’m going to take a surf lesson. I tell you very soon in another place on the planet. Bye !