Remember that advertisement for Claytons - a non alcoholic drink that tastes alcoholic? "The Drink You Have When You're Not Having a Drink" . . .well today I had a Claytons Whale Watch. "the whale watch you have when you're not having a whale". Today I went not-whale watching . . mainly because there were no whales to watch. However we did:
Miss the city bus because Amy was busy driving the porcelain one after a big night out at the RSL and couldn't get her act together quickly enough. Once we dropped her home for a day of couch love I had to drive into the city to make our connection.
Get high on Travel Calm a nasty cocktail of caffeine and anti histamines designed to quell sea-sickness. We took them as a precaution because the trip was about 5 hours on the open ocean. Seriously, half an hour after taking two tablets each we were high as kites, light headed and having difficulty getting on the escalator at Darling Harbour, thank God we didn't attempt the steps or we'd have never got on the boat! Adam slept like a baby for about an hour, bolt upright in the freezing wind!
Catch a far-too-small- catamaran to my mind! I was rather disappointed when I saw the size of the 'ship'!
Pity the bridge walkers who attempted lofty heights for an amazing view on what can only be described as a grey day
See three nudists at Lady Jayne harbour beach
Brave a wet, cold and windy day on what is normally a beautiful harbour and I have since vowed to buy myself a sailing parka just for that very reason (and because they're high visibility and very pretty colours). I froze. My fingertips have barely got their feeling back.
Sway precariously on a 1.5 metre swell outside the heads (on the ocean)!
Get totally ripped off at a posh Darling Harbour restaurant where obviously we were paying for the view and not the food. $46 for two greasy chicken burgers, more chips than were necessary, a coke and a latte and a rather precocious young waiter who looked like he was serving us in his school uniform!
Get a voucher for another go in the future, hopefully next time we'll catch a glimpse of a humpback or southern right whale!
Notso, you - me - January!
I NEVER get sick of this view, coming back into the harbour
A photo you're unlikely to see on a postcard
Heading back under the coathanger