Surfers Paradise, Australia
October 22, 2003
Many an eel have been spotted in the Parramatta River, lending to the image of the Council emblem (an aborigine in a canoe spearfishing), but they are not for eating.
Further downstream is the River-Cat, a hydrofoil/ferry that takes you past Olympic Park (Sydney 2000) and other important historical landmarks like Goat Island, where they used to store some of the nastier convicts. The River-Cat is very cheap and it's a lovely 50 minute journey into Circular Quay (Sydney Harbour).
Main access into the park is via Pitt Street or numerous cross streets in neibouring Westmead (home of the biggest hospital in the southern hemisphere). Either that or walk from the train station 10 minutes away.
From journal The Place Where Eels Meet