Time for another post in pictures I think. I mean there’s not much I can tell you about the Maritime Museum that the pics don’t. All I can say is I, surprisingly, spent most of the day there. There’s a lot to do, and it’s certainly worth the cost of “The Big Ticket”. 🙂
I got the ferry from Circular Quay to the Maritime Museum, mostly because it amused me to do so. It’s not the most direct route, nor the quickest, but you do get to see some interesting things.
You get to go on loads of ships as well as enter the museum on the Big Ticket. First up is HMAS Vampire, a Destroyer.
I started off above decks,
before heading inside to check out the crews quarters.
Of course the most important parts of the ship were where you get your food.
Closely followed by the business end of the ship.
I finished off with a headstand pic,
before heading down to check out the submarine, HMAS Onslow!
To get in you had to turn round and go down the steps backwards.
No surprise that the quarters were a little cramped.
Personally I liked the close quarters.
And the view from the periscope was interesting (and coincidentally, the subject of my next blog).
Once again, I rounded up my trip below the waves with a headstand picture,
before it was on to my next ship, a replica of Captain Cook’s vessel the HM Bark Endeavour.
In a way it was a curious mix of the two previous vessels, a ship with cramped conditions.
But at least the other two had proper toilets, not like this (known to sailors of the time as the ‘seat of ease’, lol);
Not wonder the crew ended up a bit red in the face if that’s where you had to do your business.
My own ‘business’ involved getting headstand number three before heading inside to check out the museum itself.
There’s loads to see and do inside, especially for the kids (and childish adults like me).
There’s lots of interesting stuff to check out, and stories to be heard. If you’re in Sydney I recommend giving it a go.
I finished off my day with a ride on the soon to be decommissioned Monorail (not up to much I’m afraid), and a long awaited shopping trip to get some food (with the Easter Bank Holiday weekend everything has been closed for ages it seems).
And that’s me almost up to date. I have a yoga class at the top of the Sydney Tower to write about. That’s right, you heard me. Yoga at 250 feet above the street at 7am! A most unusual experience, let me tell you. Keep an eye out for that one, coming soon. 🙂