We are sailing.

Finally the big day arrived and after a farewell breakfast with our friend Cathryn we were picked up by the shuttle bus and driven to Sydney’s OPT. The skies were clear and the rain predicted didn’t show up. This gave us a beautiful exit from Sydney harbour and the start of our big adventure was on.

We found our friends Paul and Michelle and the party began.

It’s been a blast. 

On sea days we’ve entertained ourselves with different events that the ship are running, lots of relaxing and some great shows at night. Not to forget the wonderful dinners at night.

MELBOURNE: Fearn picked the four of us up and we went into the cbd doing the tourist thing, caught up with Murray for a coffee and utilised the free tram around the city. A great day with great company and another clear day made it a great first stop for us.

FREMANTLE: James and I caught the train into Perth and had a walk around the very scenic waterfront before getting on a free bus loop of the cbd. We then caught a captain cook river cruise back to Fremantle where we walked and caught the 1 pm canon firing, which was used for helping the ships work out their longitude in days gone by.

Again we’ve lucked it with the weather and envisage a pretty sail away this evening.

JAMES: had his birthday onboard the other day and with a song and a cake from the wait staff to round out the day. We celebrated by donning silly captain hats and glasses and cruised the ship. What a hoot.