Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 81 At Sea

Today was our last day at sea as we sailed toward Sydney Australia….  We had a treat along the way, the Captain sailed by Ball’s Pyramid in the Lord Howe Island group.  It is a World Heritage site, the remanent of a shield volcano formed 7 million years ago. Ball's Pyramid is 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Lord Howe Group in the Pacific Ocean. It is 562 meters (1,844 ft) high, while measuring only 1,100 meters (3,600 ft) in length and 300 meters (980 ft) across, making it the tallest volcanic stack in the world.  It is a very steep and jagged rock….  Tomorrow will be a fun day in Sydney, I will get together with a couple of Aussie friends, Robert & Bronwyn Newton.  Ed, Becky & I will see them first thing after we arrive in Darling Harbor and then go exploring….





  1. Exquisite pictures, as usual ... will reunite with the ship tomorrow. Enjoy Sydney! Sondra

  2. Hi Jeff,

    Great to see Ball's Pyramid and Lord Howe Island in the background. We spent our honeymooon there 48 years ago and the only way to get there was by flying boat from Sydney, a great experience. There were no cars on the island and everyone rode bicycles.

    We returned in 2001, this time by a small Dash-8 airplane which held about 20 people. They built a small landing strip in the 70's. Now there a few cars on the islands owned by the locals but everyone still rides bikes.

    It is a beautiful island with lots of unusual wildlife.


  3. Fab pics - they speak volumes.
    Have a wonderful time in Sydney.