The main event was on Saturday - a day long parade of boats from around the world (historic, military and private) through Sydney Harbour followed by fire works. With over a million people packing the shoreline, we knew the crowds would be horrendous (hot day + alcohol + tourists = oh no!).
|Playsuit - self made; Shoes - Bass; Jewellery - Etsy; 1940's Sweetheart Brooch - Etsy; Scarf - OpShop|
You could go at your own pace, which made it really enjoyable! Since it was a historic-nautical event and really warm, I wore my Sailor Playsuit as it's easy to manoeuvre in.
Our favourite ship was the Picton Castle, from Nova Scotia, Canada.
It was built in 1937, and felt really old and well-loved. The crew were the friendliest too.
One of the highlights was finally getting aboard the HMB Endeavour - a full scale replica of Captain Cook's ship that 'discovered' Australia in 1770.
(I say 'discovered' loosely, as indigenous Australians quite obviously discovered Australia first, not to mention the Javanese, the Chinese, the Dutch etc etc..)
We couldn't get over how small the ship was - you couldn't even stand up in the fancy first-class end!
I was just saying to Jakk how it was a shame they don't put naked mermaids on the prow anymore - then we found the Europa, complete with a sexy naked lady riding a bull!
I hope you liked this brief glimpse into our weekend - I hope yours was lovely!