A thousand sail of the line.

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” 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.

dsc07398rSouth of the Heads

dsc07402rStill south of the Heads but with the zoom I managed to capture the ‘coat hanger’ in the distance.

dsc07403rEntering the Heads

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.South Heads with the city in the background.

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Entering the harbour  . .

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The harbour in front of us and we still have a long way to go to our berth.

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Shows our wake as we passed in to the harbour. The sun is chasing us up the harbour.

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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.

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Lunar Park fairground looked happy to see us.

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The inner harbour area as we swung round to go alongside, which meant the end of the holiday.