Sunday, 3 August 2008

Sun 3rd Aug: Sydney boat show

It was glorious weather here today - must have been around 20 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. After wandering around Darling Harbour and admiring the many yachts on display in the marina for the Sydney Boat Show, we visited the Maritime Museum, featuring a replica of Captain Cook's Explorer, plus a decommissioned Australian gunship and submarine. All very interesting in a shipping kind of way. The replica Explorer sails regularly and people actually pay to crew it, living a fairly authentic version of the life of a sailor in the 1700s - apart from the mass overcrowding, scurvy and rats I think!

Off to the cinema tonight to see Mamma Mia - the best of a bad choice!

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