Jenny didn’t actually meet her father until she was 5 years old. He had left Shanghai to study in Sydney. “My dad sent me a postcard while he was studying,” Jenny says. “The Harbour Bridge, Opera house, blue water. That was the image I had in mind of the Harbour, and let’s just say, the real thing did not disappoint.” Jenny tells us about the first time she saw the Harbour. “I’m pretty sure my reaction was exactly the same as the little kids I see now on the train entering into Circular Quay. Drop whatever you’re doing, face against the window, and take in that amazing view of the bridge, Opera House and the Ferries on the shining blue Harbour.” She laughs, “seeing the Harbour so blue was an experience in itself – back in Shanghai, the only water that I saw was the Huangpu River that ran through the city, and it didn’t have the same sparkle as the water here.”
Jenny is currently studying Bachelor of Optometry/Vision Science at the University of New South Wales and also works as a casual Customer Assistance Officer at the Ferries. “I’m really grateful for picking up a job with Harbour City Ferries as the hours fit around my Uni schedule perfectly. Fulltime study can get pretty dry, but knowing you’ll see your great Ferry friends for a shift is just a nice thing to look forward to,” she says.
As for a recommendation on her Harbour location, Jenny offers “Watson’s Bay !” without hesitation. “I’m all for postcard perfect landscapes and sceneries. The walk to Hornby Lighthouse is my favourite and I always recommend it to friends. Doyle’s fish and chips on the wharf is another good reason to head to Watson’s Bay. And to top it off – an amazing ferry ride to take you there and back. Perfect.”
The Harbour Bridge, Opera house, blue water. That was the image I had in mind of the Harbour, and let’s just say, the real thing did not disappoint