Hi Amazing Peeps,
Today has been an amazing day.
After a late breakfast, I was thinking about swimming again with the kids. Unbeknownst to me, Steve had other plans.
He had looked at the weather and told me he wanted to move. I was a little surprised but I love adventure so said ‘Sure, Why not!’
So we got ready and set sail. All I knew was that we were heading into the Harbour. We all were excited.
We had no plan on where to stop, just that we would go and have a stickybeak around.
It was good to open the sails again and it was an easy yet slow entry.
Natasha had free licence to take pictures. We counted them later, she had taken 151 photos. A little too many HA HA HA!
We were looking out for traffic but mostly for Sydney’s famous monuments. It was an anxious wait for the Munchkins. They consoled themselves with waving at Navy Barges (they actually waved back. First time), waving at all the ferries and any other boat in sight. They got LOTS of waves back.
Then they saw it.
The white sails came into view. There was the Opera House! There was screaming, whooping and applauding. Then the kids joined in. We were all so Happy.
The end of the bridge then came into view. They screamed ‘The Sydney Harbour Bridge, it’s the Sydney Harbour Bridge.’
The rest of it appeared from around the corner and Sumbawa erupted into screaming applause.
It was official – WE ARE IN SYDNEY!
I was surprised how much it meant to me. I have seen the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge innumerable times on television, in newspapers and magazines and I even saw it as a kid. The appreciation just wasn’t there then.
Yet having sailed miles, it seemed so Magical to see it now. Like an outside recognition of what we had actually achieved. It meant a lot.
We pulled into Rose Bay and picked up one of the 4 public moorings here. It also protected us from the NE that was blowing and will continue till tomorrow.
We also wanted to stop here as we have a full view of the Bridge and the city at night. The lights are amazing.
We even had a sea plane land and take off near us. That was really cool.
Tomorrow we will sail under the Bridge – big thing! But tonight, we watch the city lights with a wine on the deck….after the kids are in bed.
Amazing stuff is everywhere, just like you.
Love you guys
Beccie is a Best Selling Author, a World Travelling Sailor, an Awesome Wife and the Best Mum to the 10 most Amazing Children on the Planet, a Millionaire, a Polyglot and an Oracle