Wednesday 25 March 2015


Lovely old warehouses on Sydney Harbour, see the bridge in the background?

Time to get back to this sad neglected blog I think!

Hopefully every-one had a safe and blessed Christmas? We had a lovely dinner with Mum and Dad, Paul, Gordon and Bree and Jessica and Olivia but didn't take any decent photos :/

In February, with Mum and Dad, we left home and flew to Sydney to join our much anticipated cruise on the Voyager of the Seas with an overnight stay in Sydney first. I had a window seat on the plane and was saddened by the dryness of this big brown land at the end of summer...soon the rains will be here and the greenery will sprout very, very quickly. What did fascinate me was once we'd flown over the Great Australian Bite I could see the Murray River wending it's way west across South is huge and I could almost hear the stories of early settlers as they settled on it's banks.

We took lots of photos as usual so I'll post a few of Sydney and the ship today and then show some more in a day or two...Pitt St sign in the first photo...

This building is similar to one in Montreal, probably built around the same time (Joe looks a bit serious)

Queen Victoria sure gets around...

Another building very similar to one we saw in Canada...this is on the dock and perhaps housed the Harbour Master and his family at one time...

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I would love to go back to Sydney to explore it's historical aspects..and for the first time ever I saw big wild bats flying in a park at dusk!  I was thrilled to spot Luna Park under the Sydney Harbour Bridge...

Bye bye Sydney...

the unique Opera House...

The empty swimming pool on the ship, it was rather cool before we left although the spa was in much use

One of the many lovely decorative features on board...

Julius Caesar came along for the ride... he was watching over the pool area and was beautifully carved.

Our first stop was Noumea but that's a tale for another day.


  1. OMG Such a great post. Im so happy for you. A fantastic trip and i cant wait for more. You need to show lots of pictures. Ive never been on a ship. I want to see everything.

  2. Glad you are back, I was hoping nothing untoward had happened! A cruise is something that I have always wanted to do so I will be waiting for your updates! Have fun!!!

  3. great photos, sydney was my stomping grounds as a teenager & early 20s, hung out at Luna Park on many weekends.
    hope you have/had a great holiday
    & welcome back
    thanx for sharing

  4. Lovely to see you are back, Sue. I hope you have recovered from your cruise :-) You can visit our city if you want to see Flying Foxes. They live in one of the parks here.

  5. Great pics, Sue! I've missed your posts XO