Artania 10MAR17

Artania, one of the Phoenix Reisen fleet, followed the Queen Victoria into Sydney harbour this morning. The Queen Victoria was, quite frankly, too early for me, but Artania arrived at a more reasonable hour. While Artania should have been the highlight, a fur seal decided to float around in front of me which was very unusual, & cute.

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Black Watch – 27FEB17

Black Watch departed Sydney earlier tonight, heading north to Brisbane. This vessel used to visit Lyttelton regularly when I was growing up, but back then it was called Royal Viking Star, sister ship to Albatros (ex Royal Viking Sea). In November 2016 Black Watch underwent a 4 week dry dock & refurbishment program, details of which can be seen on the Fred. Olsen website. As always, the Sydney Ferries made their…

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