Australia's largest cities
We are sailing around Australia, which is like sailing around the US (if one could), so it takes a while! After Tasmania, an island province, we sailed into Sydney Harbor, one of the most dramatic, and amazing travel experiences we have known. We saw the Opera House and people climbing the Harbor Bridge waving from their high perches.
Then on to Melbourne whose skyline is dominated by a tall building that looks like a ruler. Yarn bombing flourishes in the city: knitters cover the tree trunks with knitted designs! The street flowers are abundant - and people apparently leave them alone. And then there are the sweet shops! The Cathedral is where Australia’s first women deacons, priests, and bishops were ordained. We arrived as a local girls’ school was rehearsing for the installation of their new Headmistress/Principal, and our hearts sang along with them because they were so proud of their school.
Now we are sailing along the southern coast, enjoying one of our ship’s new lecturers, Lynne Truss, author of Eats, Shoots, and Leaves (the best seller on punctuation). She also wrote The Girl’s Like Spaghetti (a children’s book on the value of the apostrophe).