Australia 2014 | Day 5 - Sydney

by - August 05, 2014

Uncle George dropped Aunt Christina, boo and I at Circular Quay that morning for us to catch a ferry for whale watching. It was a really wonderful experience because whales aren't something that I can get to see anytime in Malaysia and also because it was winter in Sydney that time. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience for me, and I guess for boo as well. We were out onto the open ocean to spot whales and to our surprised, we spotted dolphins too and they swam really fast that I didn't manage to take a good shot of it. We spotted a lot of whales but unfortunately, none of them jumped up like how we see in movies or cartoons but I am guessing one of them did as we saw really big splash from a distance and it was really far from where our ferry was that even on full zoom, my camera lens was still not enough to capture it. The entire whale watching session lasted about 3 hours and I got sunburn that my face got really red by the end of the day. Heh! Heh!

Whales spotted!

Blurry shot of a dolphin

We tried doing the 'titanic' pose when we were on the highest deck of the ferry but it literally failed because firstly, the waves were really rough and choppy that it made us hard to balance ourselves without gripping the handle on the ferry and secondly, the wind was really strong because the ferry was moving quite fast and also I guess because we were out on the open ocean? Heh! Heh! Anyway, because of the wind, my hair started to fly to the back although it was already been tied up but my ponytail kept 'slapping' boo's face. Oops :P That was really an epic moment ^^

Some beautiful (to me) landscape shots I got when we were on board:

This was how our ferry looks like

We boarded the ferry from Circular Quay but we went down at Darling Harbour. Initially, we were suppose to board the ferry from Darling Harbour but few days before, we received a call regarding the change of venue but they still maintained the drop off location at Darling Harbour and Circular Quay. Since we have not visited Darling Harbour, we got off the ferry there instead. Aunt Christina took the bus home after whale watching while boo and I continued to explore around.

Pyrmont Bridge at Darling Harbour

Lunch at Waterfront Grill, Darling Harbour

After lunch, we went to visit the National Maritime Museum which is located at Darling Harbour as well. The word 'museum' already bores you, doesn't it? But not this one for sure because I had my very first experience of entering a destroyer, a submarine and also an old ship like the one you watch in Pirates of the Caribbean. Definitely something really different from the normal museums but of course, that is the outdoor part of the museum. They still have the indoor part which was a little boring to me but it was still cool. :)

Some interesting shot in the destroyer. More photos are uploaded on Facebook

Captain's room. Just like how you watch in movies eh?

Their hospital room. Small, yet cute. Heh! Heh!

Submarine time! Basically, the whole submarine has a very confined space. (Did I use the word confine correctly? lol) I can't imagine how do people stay in the submarine for months. I thought submarine was bad enough until I visited that old ship that looks like the one Jack Sparrow owns.

Forever will never be enough for me to learn all of this stuff

Yeap, that's how we get it and get out from the submarine. Going in was a challenge because you will have to go down the steps backwards which I was so worried that I might slip and fell which luckily did not happen.

Time to visit that old ship I was talking about which I don't really know what's the name of it. Oops.

So, remember how I said I thought submarine was bad enough? Well, we had to bend ourselves down almost 90 degrees to walk in this ship because it was that compact? lol. Picture says it all. Blurry but I guess it's enough to explain what I'm trying to say?

Loving the rooms tho. Feels so cozy

Captain Liew on board. Heh! Heh!

The only thing that I find interesting at the indoor part of the museum. Heh! Heh!

After a quick stroll around the indoor part of the museum, we made our way to Chinatown where Paddy's Market is at to get some souvenirs. When we got there, it was already 5pm and lots of stalls were already closing. Nevertheless, we still manage to do a quick shopping before proceeding back home.

A hot drink at Capitol Theater halfway walking to the bus stand while boo tried to figure out our exact location. Heh! Heh!

That night's dinner ^^

-End of Day 5-

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