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What could be more historically romantic than a sail around Sydney’s harbour in a tall ship? And the cost of something I’ve longed to do could be written off – always a plus for authors.

Well, the sailing and bounding main sounded wonderful. Sydney harbour at any time is beautiful, but especially in May when they are having their Lights festival. But however wonderful they may be, they do not mitigate cold rain. Lots of rain. 

I was first in line for the next sailing. That cold rain mentioned above poured down on my head (no umbrella or hat), over my glasses (removed and placed in a pocket) and me (the big drip!). The romance of a night time sail faded quickly. The temperature dropped. No break in the clouds offered the slightest reprieve. 

I shivered. And dripped. I squinted. And dripped. I sneezed. And dripped. Unable to see without my glasses, and unable to see when water poured over the lenses, I capitulated.

Next time, for sure. 


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