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Sydney, Long Lunch at Watsons Bay

2016 VT Meet


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FAVOURITE PHOTO

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LAST DAY OF THE 2016 SYDNEY VT MEET WAS ALL ABOUT ENJOYING
EACHOTHERS COMPANY AT A STUNNING BEACHSIDE PUB IN
WATSONS BAY.

WE CAUGHT THE WATSONS BAY FERRY FROM CIRCULAR QUAY.

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Ann and Charlie from Florida

Ann and Charlie from Florida

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THE WATSONS BAY HOTEL IS LITERALLY RIGHT AT THE END
OF THE FERRY WHARF.

MY FAVOURITE PHOTO ABOVE IS THE FAMOUS DOYLES RESTAURANT.
IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE. WATSONS BAY HOTEL HAS THE SAME VIEW AND
MEALS ARE A PORTION OF THE PRICE YOU WOULD PAY AT DOYLES.

I SPOTTED THE DOYLES BOAT.
MMMMM.... I COULD THINK UP A NUMBER OF SCENARIOS HERE... LOL ;)
PHOTO SAYS IT ALL.

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IT WAS NICE TO ENJOY A LEASURLY LUNCH WHILST RECOUNTING
THE FUN TIMES AND OTHER TRAVEL STORIES.

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Gillian from UK with Albert and Andy from Canberra.

Gillian from UK with Albert and Andy from Canberra.

VA Treshi from Sri Lanka.

VA Treshi from Sri Lanka.

Billy from Brisbane with Treshi.<br />Put those sunnies on Treshi.  It's very bright out here <img class='img' src='http://www.travellerspoint.com/img/emoticons/icon_smile.gif' width='15' height='15' alt=':)' title='' />

Billy from Brisbane with Treshi.
Put those sunnies on Treshi. It's very bright out here :)

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SADLY OUR WONDERFUL DAY WAS ALMOST AT AN END :(

HOWEVER.... WE WERE ABOUT TO ENCOUNTER AN INCIDENT THAT
ALMOST RUINED OUR WHOLE TRIP. CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW -

WATSONS BAY FERRY CRASH

UPON ARRIVAL BACK AT CIRCULAR QUAY, OUR FERRY DIDN'T SLOW DOWN.
INSTEAD IT CRASHED RIGHT INTO THE WHARF.
I WAS TAKING PHOTOS OVER THE SIDE 5 SECONDS BEFORE THE CRASH.
HUBBY AND I WERE THROWN FROM OUR SEATS IN THE BACK OF THE FERRY.
I SWORE LIKE A TROUPER BECAUSE MY KNEE HIT THE SEAT IN FRONT AND
HURT LIKE HELL.
BILLY SEVERELY BRUSED HIS HAND AND THUMB. HE WAS BADLY
SHAKEN AND IT FELT LIKE HIS THUMB WAS BROKEN. LUCKILY IT WASN'T.
OUR DEAR ANN FROM FLORIDA FELL FORWARD INTO THE SEAT IN FRONT
AND SEVERELY BRUSED HER CHEST. YOU CAN SEE HER IN THE VIDEO
BEING INTERVIEWED AS SHE WAS WHEELED OFF THE BOAT IN A STRETCHER.

ALL ANN COULD THINK OF IS NOT MAKING IT TO THE SECOND PART OF
OUR BIG TRIP..... GOD LOVE HER xx. EVEN IN EXTREME PAIN AND FINDING
IT HARD TO BREATHE.... ANN STILL SHOWED HER LOVELY WARM ANIMATED
PERSONALITY THAT WE ALL LOVE ABOUT ANN xx.

THANK GOODNESS SHE WAS GIVEN THE ALL CLEAR BUT NOT BEFORE SPENDING
A STRESSFUL 6 HOURS IN HOSPITAL HAVING XRAYS ETC.

THE SECOND HALF OF OUR BIG SYDNEY MEET WAS A FIRST EVER ..... AND
NOW LAST EVER VT CRUISE SINCE VT IS NO MORE.

BUT FIRST OF ALL, NEXT BLOG IS ALL ABOUT A WANDER AROUND SYDNEY
INCLUDING A FEW 'MUST SEE's.

Posted by aussirose 19:38 Archived in Australia Tagged sydney travellerspoint lunch long ferry point meet crash watsons vt 2016 aussirose

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I remember reading all about that ferry crash in the VT forum at the time - what a horrible thing to happen! It was good though that you managed to carry on and enjoy the cruise, even Ann

by ToonSarah

Yes our Ann was sore for quite a while after that. She had a follow up consultation in Cairns after.
The Sydney Ferries are still investigating.... can you believe that?! They are probably trying to avoid the obvious law suits that are coming their way.

by aussirose

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