6.10.13

celebrating....warships


Warships from around the world have sailed into Sydney Harbour this weekend to mark 100 years since the Royal Australian Navy fleet first entered the waterway.
The armada comes from 17 nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, India, Singapore and China!

A ship called HMAS Sydney was among the fleet that sailed into the harbour yesterday, a century ago.  The latest ship to carry that name, (the fourth in total) sailed up the coast from Jervis Bay, escorted by more than 20 warships.


Then a flotilla of 16 tall ships, led by the STS Young Endeavour and HM Bark Endeavour, sailed into the harbour.


WOW!
And of course no 100 year celebration would be without fireworks!

 
We decided to avoid the congestion and follow the spectacle on the news...
the end of school holidays combined with this event and a long weekend made us a wee bit travel shy.  Did you brave the crowds?


x KL

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