At Sea in the Tasman Sea at S36 degrees 57.531' W150 degrees 16.271' heading 194 degrees south at 15 knots. It was 98 degrees yesterday in Sydney and 68 degrees now with 2.5 meter seas and 58 kilometer winds and lots of rain. I'm sitting in a quiet lounge doing all the blog catch up. Bob from Florida was leaving and we spoke and we both said we hoped for a little nicer weather later, Jerrie from Melbourne spoke up and said we have not even reached the straights between Aus
Pinot Gris at Lord Nelson's Bar Platter for lunch, Lord Nelson Kitchen closed Bill's beer sampler Darling Harbor Darling Jelly A nice breakfast followed by a walk around the deck before it got too hot and then off for the Monday Morning Superbowl at the Star Casino a short taxi away. The event was an Aussie broadcast so no American commercials to watch for us, just local ones. The large Star Casino was jammed for the game with Bud specials flowing. The sports book had chee
Celebrity Solstice Parked at Circular Quay Sunrise at Sea at Sydney Harbor entrance Tamarama Beach, the start of our walk Looking back at Tamarama Heading out South Sydney bridge support First look at Bondi (Bond eye) Beach Sunday at Bondi Bondi Public pools Darling Harbor at night We arrived at the entrance to Sydney Harbor at 6:30 in the morning on a warm and sunny summer day. The sun was just rising and the warm air told of a hot day to come and we were rewarded with abou
Trolling for Great Whites, OZ Style. The City of Newcastle was a welcome site after an extended at sea crossing of the Tasman Sea. Newcastle is a coal town where huge coal trains come it from inland and then coal is loaded onto large ships taking 36 hours to load. Also a very warm place in the 80's so we jumped on a bus and had a 1.5 hour drive to Port Stephens where we got on another boat to go looking for the local dolphins. Not too many of them around today but we saw a
Yesterday our dog Carbon had an appointment with the Naples Vet to have his drainage tubes removed from his gator chomped leg. The Naples newspaper was there to take pictures and talk to the Vet. Today at 1:00 pm Florida they will interview Lucky.
S35 degrees 12.030' E159 degrees 57.129' now 73 degrees with mostly calm seas with 4' swells from the south. Making 16.5 knots at 287 degrees west it is a much nicer day on the Tasman sea than yesterday. The Tasman sea is known to be a very stormy rough area especially in the winter. Good thing it is summer here! Yesterday was rain all day and high winds of 40 mph, too much for walking on deck at all. Pool deck was deserted and indoor dining was full. We spent about 2 ho