Sydney Harbour – Opera House and Bridge. We’re anchored right here! Who knew five years ago , dreaming in Everett Washington, this was where we’d spend our 2017 New Year’s Eve?
Surely everyone has a few moments in their lives that feel more surreal than real, as though you can hear and feel an old-fashioned movie camera, noisily whirring away in the background, to record the image for eternity.
Stepping out of the train station in Venice, Italy marked one of those larger-than-life moments for me. Otherwise how could I possibly in one split-second transport myself from a mundane train station into a gloriously decaying and yet justly romanticized masterpiece of European civilization — a picture post-card, a miasma of ancient canals, bridges, and crumbling churches?
And here we are – 4 1/2 years and 30 countries later, in our humble yet reliable 1977 36 1/2 foot Pearson sailboat, s/v Journey, anchored less than a mile from the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We’ve staked out our spot for Sydney’s epic New Year’s Eve fireworks.
What an epic way to end our travels on Journey! And still, as real as it is, it’s still somewhat unbelievable that we’re here. Let the fireworks begin!
Sydney Harbour’s Farm Cove (S33.51.571 E151.13.187) Australia.
Up Next Still lots of catch-up posts to go. We return to Pittwater January 4th to resume preparing our boat for sale. We’ll travel Australia by van (and blog about that, too!) for several months once our boat is ready to show.
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