Only I could choose to go on the ferry to Manly Bay in the pouring rain. The ferry ride gives great views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Amazing window display, the shops here verged from horrendously tacky to upmarket boutique.
The beach is normally full of surfers but despite the rain there were a few hard core braving the weather. Surfing is the something Aussies are serious about and even their life guards use boards as their mode of transport.