Sydney in Full Sail

Boat seems to be a popular way to arrive in Sydney.  Two hundred years ago the British government disgorged thousands of convicts onto these shores following arduous eight-month passages from Blighty in flimsy sailing ships. Their tickets were stamped ‘life’. These days the harbour is full of gigantic super liners whose passengers spend less than two days ashore. Presumably the food and sleeping arrangements are better for the trainer-wearing silver surfers than those endured by sheep stealers and cutpurses of yore.  But if you’ve ever been on a cruise, maybe not that much better. The whole world is beating a […]

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