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….