02-24 YDU Meetup 021 (Small).jpgEvidently I was in Sydney for a memorable, historical event today. But, I didn’t really get what the big deal was. Did any of you hear about the big boats passing by each other in Sydney Harbour today??

By big boats I mean?the Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Queen Victoria cruise ships.?This was the last?visit to Sydney for the QE2 before it turns into a floating hotel in Dubai…and the first?(maiden voyage) for?Queen Victora. They passed by in the harbor and honked their horns or whatever boats do.?So I thought… hmm I guess this is special- but I still don’t see what the big deal is.

Do you know how many people were there to watch this?? I swear all of Sydney. Cruise boats come into Long Beach harbor every week and it’s no biggy. But for some reason, these ships are special and the fact that they passed each other in the harbor was very significant.Again… I don’t see the big deal.

Additionally, people kept saying “It’s the biggest cruise ship in the world.” (“oooh ahhh”) and while it did look big, I think I’d have to see it next to a carnival cruise ship to appreciate the size. Well, even that novelty was shot down when I came home and found out that the Queen Victoria is just 2/3 the size of the Queen Mary 2.

Anyways, here’s a picture of the Queen Victoria. When I left the Rocks and passed over the bridge on my way home today, I did catch a glimpse of the Queen Victoria?leaving and the QE2 entering the harbor. Still… didn’t really?see the big deal. I’m glad some people found it very special though. I only found it somewhat amusing because the rest of the city was so intrigued by it all.

Other than that, it was a BEAUTIFUL day! Much needed after the crap rain we’ve had for months. I spent the day with some friends from YDU and we all had a nice time. Andrew even came for part of it! We went bowling and walked around Darling Harbour and then of course headed to the rocks… to see the boats šŸ™‚

I know SOMEONE will get annoyed with me for calling the cruise ships “boats” but I don’t care!

4 thoughts on “What’s the BIG Deal?”

  1. Haha that’s totally funny!! Is it just me or do Australian’s find any little thing to celebrate?
    I wanna walk around Darling Harbour! That’s the first place my husband ever took me here in Australia. We sat at a pub right next to the river and proceeded to get pissed to the point he began singing Wittney Houston’s, I’ll Always Love You. He loooves when I tell people that story!!! šŸ™‚

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