” we had the satisfaction of finding the finest harbour in the world, in which a thousand sail of the line may ride in the most perfect security…”
— Governor Arthur Phillip, 15 May 1788.
Today we know it as Sydney Harbour – the above picture shows North Head as we sail in to the harbour from the Pacific ocean.
South of the Heads
Still south of the Heads but with the zoom I managed to capture the ‘coat hanger’ in the distance.
Entering the Heads
.South Heads with the city in the background.
Entering the harbour . .
The harbour in front of us and we still have a long way to go to our berth.
Shows our wake as we passed in to the harbour. The sun is chasing us up the harbour.
As we passed under the bridge I had the sun hiding behind the funnel – it was going to be a beautiful day. and couldn’t be more perfect for us to enter Sydney Harbour.
Lunar Park fairground looked happy to see us.
The inner harbour area as we swung round to go alongside, which meant the end of the holiday.
One thought on “A thousand sail of the line.”
Wonderful vistas and a delight to see.