Although my husband and I have explored most of Sydney CBD, we have not seen much of the harbour apart from quick ferry trips between Darling Harbour and Circular Quay. That changed though, when one Sunday in September last year, we were invited by Sea Sydney Cruises to well, cruise like locals.
Our royal escape commenced on Commissioners Steps, on the left side of Circular Quay, adjacent to The Museum of Contemporary Arts. As if on cue, the 52-ft MV Calypso appeared in the docks in perfect timing for the 1230H departure.
We were greeted by Terry, a middle-aged gentleman with the swag of a true Sydneysider. Our skipper, Ben, waved from the captain’s deck. Apart from another couple, honeymooners from London, the boat was all ours.