Photographs of this voyage… Rio to Sydney via…

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Another rainbow
Not quite the top of the world but the tallest building in Sydney!
Not quite the top of the world but the tallest building in Sydney!
Fabulous harbour views
Fabulous harbour views
A different view of the Opera House
A different view of the Opera House
Such a beautiful day you could see forever!
Such a beautiful day you could see forever!
As in London, the new buildings have dwarfed some of the city's heritage
As in London, the new buildings have dwarfed some of the city’s heritage
Back on the water
Back on the water
You can't see this and not say, "Wow!"
You can’t see this and not say, “Wow!”
All sorts of boats were out
All sorts of boats were out
Team Australia looked very impressive
Team Australia looked very impressive
At the Maritime Museum
At the Maritime Museum
Goodnight Sydney....and Goodbye
Goodnight Sydney….and Goodbye
People queue all day long at this cake shop/cafe
People queue all day long at this cake shop/cafe
The healthy option
The healthy option
Other forms of transport always available
Other forms of transport always available
Fun and games for all ages on the beach
Fun and games for all ages on the beach
I thought I was just having a gentle stroll
I thought I was just having a gentle stroll

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St. Paul's Cathedral with its 3 spires
St. Paul’s Cathedral with its 3 spires
A rather magnificent railway station (and so clean)
A rather magnificent railway station (and so clean)
The pit lane - ready and waiting
The pit lane – ready and waiting
The race track
The race track
Melbourne from Williamstown
Melbourne from Williamstown
Even the Vikings were out on the river!!
Even the Vikings were out on the river!!
Where people leave locks (and keep the key to their heart)
Where people leave locks (and keep the key to their heart)
Melbourne from the banks of the Yarra
Melbourne from the banks of the Yarra
Luscious lips made for....sitting on
Luscious lips made for….sitting on
Just look at the Rainbow ice cream
Just look at the Rainbow ice cream
Lots of promotional F1 souvenirs
Lots of promotional F1 souvenirs
Home of Australian Open Tennis
Home of Australian Open Tennis
High above Melbourne
High above Melbourne
Very young buskers and look at the drum kit!!
Very young buskers and look at the drum kit!!
One of the mosaic sculptures along the riverbank
One of the mosaic sculptures along the riverbank
Melbourne from the banks of the Yarra
Melbourne from the banks of the Yarra
How good to live in one of these apartments!
How good to live in one of these apartments!
The Fun Fair across the harbour
The Fun Fair across the harbour
I have climbed it, crossed it by road and taken the ferry under it!
I have climbed it, crossed it by road and taken the ferry under it!
Crossing the Harbour Bridge
Crossing the Harbour Bridge
The beach may be deserted but they still have lifeguards
The beach may be deserted but they still have lifeguards
At Palm Beach - this is the sort of beach the Aussies really like
At Palm Beach – this is the sort of beach the Aussies really like
Paddle surfing
Paddle surfing

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The Harbour Bridge turned golden by the sunrise
The Harbour Bridge turned golden by the sunrise
The city begins to wake
The city begins to wake
Queen Victoria docked between the bridge and the Opera House
Queen Victoria docked between the bridge and the Opera House
Manly
Manly
A different look at the Opera House
A different look at the Opera House
Yachts galore
Yachts galore
Sydney's golden sunrise
Sydney’s golden sunrise

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“Woolly jumpers? I’ll jump all over you!”
Not Shaun the Sheep but 'Shorn' the Sheep
Not Shaun the Sheep but ‘Shorn’ the Sheep
"Orinoco"
“Orinoco”
Brisbane - such a beautiful city
Brisbane – such a beautiful city
Weeping fig trees everywhere
Weeping fig trees everywhere
Amazing buildings
Amazing buildings
Brisbane
Brisbane
Just one of the harbours of Noumea
Just one of the harbours of Noumea
Part of the welcome committee - the drummers and one of the warriors
Part of the welcome committee – the drummers and one of the warriors
Warrior with attitude!
Warrior with attitude!
My 'wheels' for the sight-seeing trip
My ‘wheels’ for the sight-seeing trip
Queen Victoria safely in port
Queen Victoria safely in port
Horse racing is very popular
Horse racing is very popular
Endless bays and beautiful beaches
Endless bays and beautiful beaches
Promenades and palm trees
Promenades and palm trees
Rollin' down the river to Noumea
Rollin’ down the river to Noumea
Intensely humid Fiji
Intensely humid Fiji
Welcome to Fiji
Welcome to Fiji
Even the Tour Guides wear skirts
Even the Tour Guides wear skirts
The warriors were waiting for us
The warriors were waiting for us
The village ladies dance a welcome for us
The village ladies dance a welcome for us
"Come to share our Kava with us!"
“Come to share our Kava with us!”
This is what drinking Kava can do!
This is what drinking Kava can do!
Every large shop comes complete with warriors and a band!
Every large shop comes complete with warriors and a band!

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Time traveller's time to travel
Time traveller’s time to travel

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The early morning clouds begin to lift
The early morning clouds begin to lift
Villagers provide a welcome
Villagers provide a welcome
A land crab
A land crab
Enjoying the lagoon... and... and... ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽค "Some enchanted evening..."
Enjoying the lagoon… and… and… ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽค “Some enchanted evening…”
It really is like this!!
It really is like this!!
But our ship was waiting to sail...
But our ship was waiting to sail…
Bali Ha'i... was calling!
Bali Ha’i… was calling!

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The smile says it all...
The smile says it all…

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Ginger Plant
Ginger Plant

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