Mar 12th – Sydney, Australia

The QM2 moved to the dock just after midnight on Sunday and we disembarked shortly after 7am.

We had a fabulous day with friends who live here. They picked us up at 10am, drove us around (in their Tesla!) to some great sights, through the lovely town of Manly to the outer headlands where we passed through on the ship. Sydney Harbour is the largest natural harbour in the world with several arms and small bays—the amount of coastline is vast.

After that they took us to their home for lunch. Interestingly it is very near Canada Bay where 58 convicts were sent after the 1837 Rebellions. They live a 5 minute walk from their yacht club and a 10 minute walk the the ferry station where one can catch a ferry into the city. It is so nice to spend time with locals, these are places we we never would have seen on our own.

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