Lovely storm last night. Great flashes of lightning lighting up the whole sky in one go and sweet fragrant rain. I opened up the curtains and watched the show. The lights went out at 8.34. Only ten minutes though and they came back on. Further up the Coast they were blacked out for hours.
Crap light for photos again today. Here's a few from Sydney Harbour.
Harbour ferries. Alexander and Borrowdale and all the Harbour ferries of their size and livery are named after ships of the First Fleet, the ships what brought the first convicts in 1788.
First Fleet ships:
Prince of Wales
The first six carried convicts. The rest carried supplies and the Marines who became the colony's prison guards and police.
Seven Seas Mariner that bloody great boat is called. One of them floating hotels. And the Coathanger in the background of course.
Midday traffic at Circular Quay. Harbour ferry, the Opera House and a tourist boat.
The tourists sit in the tourist boat dressed like purple condoms while it hurtles about the harbour like a mad thing and gives them a drowning and a thrill. Leaves from the old Harbour Master's Steps if I remember right.
There yer go. The picture postcard view. A scrum of nuns, Clive James called it.