|D'Arcy keeps busy trying to catch the elusive Marina Bream|
|The Cousins see us off|
|Farewell to the Bundeena Ferry|
With a mixture of sadness and excitement we left Port Hacking and had a great short sail up into Port Jackson and Sydney Harbour proper. We even gave the spinnaker a short run as we left Port Hacking. Ava was sad to leave her cousins but glad to be away from the elusive Marina Bream that swam all around her and D'Arcy's bait but never took a hook! It was fantastic to see the Sydney beaches go past and then to sail in through the heads. We anchored in Athol Bay, right below Taronga Zoo and with amazing views of the Harbour Bridge, City, Fort Denison and Opera House. Sydney Harbour is nautical mayhem to the Tassie yachtie and we are adjusting to constant boat wake, people anchoring on top of us and really big and fast vessels of all kinds. We haven't seen any cheaper looking cruising boats thus far, lots of bright stainless steel and white hulls though!! All pretty exciting to watch though as ferries, warships, racing yachts and super yachts all sail past.
|Sailing North to Port Jackson|
|Into Port Jackson|
|In the Harbour|
|Our first Sydney harbour anchorage and sunset|
|View from the cable car, that's Aratika 2 anchored below.|
|Understandably tricky to fit all this guy in the photo!|
|A swim to cool off at the end of a busy day at the zoo|
We're off for a cruise around the opera house, bridge and Fort Denison this morning and will then make our way up to Manly for a few days while it blows Southerly and we catch up with friends.