I got a Groupon (not sponsored, I'm just a tightarse) and booked the family to go for a twilight sail for our wedding anniversary. (Please note, you need to book well in advance as it was very hard to get a time for the 5 of us, and Monday night was the only one that would work in the whole 3 month period of the coupon with Sailaway).
For those of you not in Sydney, it's been dismal rain all week. My husband was sure the trip would be cancelled but the sun came out at the 11th hour, and we set off. The wind was very strong (about 25 knots) so we only did a tiny stint under sail.
We headed out from Lavender Bay at 4.30, and were lucky enough to see the resident seal on the Opera House steps. My youngest delightedly squealed when he waved a flipper at us....
I've said it many times, but if you live in Sydney, you really must make the effort to see the harbour on a boat - ferry, water taxi, whatever you can afford. However the peacefulness under sail is superb.
Feasting on a sushi dinner, we bobbed in the water in a quite cove as the sun came out for a brief interlude.
We then cruised around the harbour as the sun set. The kids had a turn at steering, as did my husband. I was content to take photos and drink beer. I'm quite useless on boats, and more than happy to be so.
We all slept well with the motion of the boat rocking us to sleep in our beds.
How can you not love this beautiful city?
Linking these photos of Sydney with #WeekendTravelInspiration and #WeeklyPostcard (not with my travel blog this time, but the pictorial is something for visitors to think about organising!) also linking with #FortheloveofBlog #WednesdayWaters, #WednesdayAroundtheWorld