Friday, April 8, 2016

6 April - Sydney, Australia

Once again, we're on holiday for a few weeks so no motorcycling. We are on a cruise, with friends, from Melbourne, Australia to Hong Kong. I thought a few of the regular visitors to this blog might enjoy catching up with the highlights of our trip even though the mode of transport has changed somewhat.

We boarded the Golden Princess at Station Pier at about 3:30 pm on Monday, just in time for lunch. Unlike other cruises our cabins and luggage were already available so after a quick look around we were able to settle in to our new home for the next 23 nights.
Tuesday was spent at sea in a gentle swell which let you know we were at sea although it was not uncomfortable. Went to the "Welcome Aboard" show in the evening which was terrific. When we woke this morning we were berthed in Sydney right next to Circular Quay.
This is the view from the back of the Golden Princess.
We had a leisurely day looking around the area and the Opera House before catching a ferry to Manley for a bit of shopping and a mandatory visit to the Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream shop. It was very hot here today and I realised I didn't bring a hat so had to buy one.
Right now we are just enjoying the afternoon and the wonderful Sydney Harbour views from the Princess. We sail this evening sometime after 6 pm, bound for Brisbane. I'm hoping for some good sunset photos of the city skyline before that.


  1. Theo I used to catch the Manly ferry from there each day for work. It is such a beautiful harbour. Of course only about .0001% of Sydneys population can afford to live anywhere near it.

    BTW what kit have you chosesn for this trip?

  2. Nice Theo, enjoy your holiday

  3. I am looking forward to seeing all the trip pictures. Have a great cruise.


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