On Sunday Steve was playing in a chamber concert at Kirribilli
so we girls took a trip to Darling Harbour
while he was rehearsing.
We hoped to see some of the tall ships and warships
berthed there, following the big celebrations on Saturday
(which we only saw on TV)
Just as we arrived, this tall ship came in,
back from a harbour cruise.
We started walking, but it was
oh. so. hot
So many people,
walking so slowly,
with so many strollers and toddlers,
and not a breath of wind.
Laura feels hot all the time,
so she was really struggling.
Just as we thought we couldn't take anymore,
we came upon a ferry wharf,
and were able to board a free ferry within minutes,
after enjoying being on the shady wharf.
Suddenly the afternoon went from
disastrous to perfect.
Shade, a cool breeze, views
and close-ups of the ships we wanted to see!
The ferry went via Balmain
and dropped us off at Luna Park,
just near Kirribilli!
We wandered slowly around the harbour edge
stopped for iceblocks,
and walked up to the Neighbourhood Centre,
where there was some great yarn-bombing
and a brilliant performance by Steve & co.
As we left we enjoyed the first night of daylight savings.
A long trip home, with train delays and more,
but home again
and a public holiday the next day, to recover!