One of the unexpected conundrums I faced in Australia was where to place my feet when using a urinal.
Australian's are inordinately (IMHO) fond of open metal trough urinals. Quite apart from the anxiety this causes for the pee-shy, some - not all - of them have metal grilles at their base:
Every time I encountered one of these, I wondered just where I was supposed to stand. On the grille? Or just back from it? The latter stance, of course, doing nothing to help pee-shyness.
I kept meaning to ask my Sydney friends the answer to this question but never remembered at an appropriate time. However, a quick search of the interwebs today does suggest that one is supposed to stand on the grille.
I went for a swim yesterday in the Boy Charlton pool - a lovely open air swimming pool in downtown Sydney. It was a bit cool so there weren't many people there but you could easily imagine the eye candy potential on a warm sunny day. There was an Asian guy wearing a yellow patterned speedo sitting and sunning by the side of the pool. I was too busy swimming to perve but I did wonder at one point if there was a slight bulge. He's just to the left of the lamppost in the picture.
As for my swim, this was my first time swimming in a 50m pool and I found that challenging when attempting my freestyle. This is also a salt water pool. I did not like the taste.
On Sunday, I hiked to the top of Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain (with a height of 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level) in Australia. It was a lovely sunny day but there was a 'bit of a breeze'.