Monday, January 30, 2006

A U S T R A L I A Day

Well what a great few days we have had celebrating Australia Day. We headed off to Sydney on Wednesday to stay for afew days. David's Aunt worked for Qantas until she retired so she is bale to get some really great deals, so this year she invited us down to stay in China Town in an apartment we arrived and the kids went for a swim on the very top floor of the building. A great lap pool and a hot spa which overlooked China Town and Darling harbour it was fab!!!!

For Australia Day we headed of at 11.00 on the Constellation Cruise boat well how spectacular was this. We cruised around the harbour while being lavished with lots of scrummy food, we were in the middle of the Ferry Race the RAAF Defence Force Air Displays, the kids enjoyed watching the Television choppers and the Helicopter flying a huge Australian Flag, I tell you it was a great honour to see it all, Royce just loved the EndeavourImgp0117 and told us all about Captain Cook. He received an Explorers book for Xmas.





After the boat docked we headed back to the unit to change and then we boarded the South Steyne which is moored at Darling Harbour on the boat we had a beautiful tea and were entertained by a one man band and he was brillant. He sang all the Aussie songs and the kids were thrilled that the first two songs he played were There's a Track winding Back to Gundagai and Where the Dogs sits on the Tuckerbox I tell you it put shivers down my spine we are very proud of our songs.          

                                                                                                                                                                   We watched all the boats come into the harbour, some were decorated others were just extremely old boats, Darling Harbourt itself was just crowded it was a brillant atmosphere.


After tea we all headed out to the front of the boat to watch the fireworks and they were fantastic we had the best view of them. We had a great Australia Day and and are now busting to do it all again next year.



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  1. OH what fun! Great pics from Australia Day

  2. What a fabulous day. You certainly packed a whole heap in!!!!