I’ve always been on land when looking at the Opera House, so it felt pretty special not only to pass if from the seaside, but to do it on my own boat with a great crew around me.
Strange to think that the journey started 2 years ago almost to the date and close to 25,000 nautical miles later I am on the other side of the globe smiling at Sydney.
After we had clearing customs and quarantine, we did the only sensible thing:
The boat was hauled out in Pittwater and to Topi and my surprise, Jen, a girl we worked with on the Vision of the Seas, lived there. She was promptly invited onboard for a cocktail or 5.
Jen was supposed to show us the local nightlife, but when she passed out on the couch, we kept the party onboard. Another co-worker from the Vision, Wes, also came knocking and we had a Hell of an evening onboard, made even better when Dee (his girlfriend showed up).
The time in Sydney flew and before I knew it, it was time for everyone to leave. Einar and Kjersti left first, followed by Topi, before Pete and I also grabbed our kit and walked ashore.
I left AI in the hands of Tim, who will hopefully sell her fast, because I am dead broke again. AI has been awesome to me, she has taken me half way around the Globe and has taken me to some of the most amazing places I’ve ever been to. Now the time has come to wave good bye to her and head home to return to school. I had a big tear in my eye when Tim picked us up from AI and took us ashore. Here are the last pictures I took of AI: