We arrived at the heads of Sydney Harbour on a cold bleak wet day. The rain, driven hard into our unprotected faces, was painful to say the least.
We anchored the first night in Blackwattle Bay, near the Sydney Fish Markets, and headed in to Darling Harbour for a look around.
Two of our sons came to visit the next day. Jedd, girlfriend Marie, and his friend Alex, as well as our Alex. We took them for a sail around the harbour and to the Sydney Fish Markets for lunch. We gorged ourselves!
That night we all went to town to check out Vivid Sydney (light festival). It was a short ferry ride over to Circular Quay.
Once there is was almost impossible to move. The crowd was unbelievable!
We checked out the lights and did a bit of a pub crawl through Sydney. It seemed to me as though they had most of the streets closed off to traffic to allow the people to walk on the streets (but I assume it was only a small part of Sydney). It was a great party atmosphere and we all enjoyed ourselves!
The walk home took us across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and through the streets of Kirribilli, where Jedd found a possum and Alex picked the poor little thing up! Possum safely back in his tree, we continued back to the boat to chat until the small hours of the morning and finally go to bed!
Jedd, Marie and Alex left us on the Monday to drive back to Aubrey. Our son Alex stayed on for a few more days. Tuesday we three jumped on a train and went out to see Bondi Beach. Not much happening there as the weather was not the best. Still a few die-hards in the water!
We walked back to the boat through Darling Harbour later that day.
The next day saw us walk to Central Station again, as Alex was catching the train to the airport and flying back to Adelaide. After leaving him to catch his train, Dwayne and I took a look at Paddy’s Markets and wandered back to the boat. We moved to Rose bay that afternoon to shorten the following day’s trip to Pittwater.
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