Saturday, 8 February 2014
08.02.2014 - 08.02.2014
An early start today and we are up in the Horizon Court well before the sunrise. Quick breakfast then out on deck to watch the Opera House and the Bridge as we pass bye. Picked up our 'carry on' and availed ourselves of the Platinum Lounge set up in the Vista Lounge. We were the third batch to be directed ashore, a totally painless process as our passports weren’t even inspected. Out to the concourse and aboard the 'Shuttle' to Central Station by 08:00.
Arrived early at the Murray's Coach bay and we departed about 15 minutes ahead of schedule. A stop at the Airport International Terminal where any vacant seats were quickly filled. Non-stop to Canberra - 3 hours and 30 minutes. The countryside is parched and there is also evidence of recent fires in places.
Natalie is there to collect us and she showed off her Consulting Room on the sixth floor of one of the office towers. The room is small but quite adequate and will require just some furniture, some personal adornments and it will serve the purpose perfectly. A quick lunch at their place before heading down the Kings Highway. We set off at 14:30 and the temperature was nudging 39 °C. Thankfully somewhat cooler when we arrived home.
Cleared our backlog of Emails and postage and generally eased back into life at home. There's certainly a lot of truth in the statement "There's no place like home".
For those who may be interested, the Captain's Cruise Summary tells me that we've sailed 4120 Nautical Miles or 7622 Kilometres.
This is the last entry in this blog. Thanks for your interest and occasional comments.
This link should take you to today's images on my 365 Project http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-02-08
Cheers .. Tony