Day 1 Sydney
We boarded the Dawn Princess about 2 pm and found a much appreciated lunch waiting for us. After lots of mundane tasks such as unpacking and safety drill, we left Sydney Harbour at 4.30 pm. We stood on deck and watched the ship go under the Bridge and past the Opera House. Our Captain, Todd McBain, from Alberta, tooted the ship's whistle as we passed these landmarks. There were designated seating arrangements for dinner. Ours was Table 91 where we met with other people who are also on the full 104 day cruise - one couple from Perth, another from Bowral, one from Magnetic Island and the others from Brisbane. After dinner we attended the Musical Showtime by the 2 time Golden Guitar winner, Trevor Knight. He played the ukulele and the guitar, sang, recited poetry told stories relating to the songs he sang. He claims to have worked with John Denver and Gordon Lightfoot. Later we danced to a group called Derringer who played Mexican/ Spanish type music.