Sydney

Friday 23/3

Opera house here we come! We enjoy a special evening with David. A tenor sings Schubert before Sydney symphony orchestra performed Gustav Mahler’s Symphony Number 10. Serene beginnings with drama by the third movement. C’est la vie!

Saturday 24/3

Walking in Newtown and Erskineville and are attracted to Bourke Street Bakery. Millie, our local hero, tells us that this bakery sponsors refugees to learn the baking trade and they use proceeds from their baking to extend their programme. This makes their bread taste even better.

Sunday 25/3

A preparation day for the coming week.

Enthusiastically ( spell check thought my spelling was closer to euthanasia !!!) we watch the new thermostats controlling the freezer temperature go south as we check the state of the ice cream. Minus 18 C does not allow an Everest like ice cream stack in the cone, so minus 20C is targeted.

Rowena, on the Explorer of the Seas, berths at Circular Quay on Wednesday so I’m booked to visit her. I have a short shopping list.

After doing my online research I source some Oasis double walled stainless steel water bottles that promise 12 hours hot or 24 hours cold and fit in a standard drink holder. Rowena requested that I find one as her boss has been eyeing off hers.

Spotlight near us at Birkenhead Point carry them but at twice the price listed at Myers, so price matching did the trick! This shopping centre is only a one minute dinghy ride from our mooring and it also has an Aldi store that we appreciate.

Back at Halcyon we find they are 2mm short of fitting in our teak drink holders so Werner spends a tedious time shaving the holes. C’est fait.

Monday 26/3

Werner has arranged for a new starting battery and we are about to motor over to the jetty when we see a boat alongside! Delivery included 👍

After installing the required wires we head off to Woy Woy to visit old friends, Martin and Yvonne. They happen to be visiting their house so good timing. They call Thailand home!

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