It was a reasonably quick sail up the coast from Jervis Bay to Sydney. Although it got off to a slow start for the wind was very light, it soon picked up and as we approached Sydney Heads on Saturday afternoon we were rolling along at a good 6 knots. We managed to sail through the Heads under lower sails, and then dropped all sail so we could proceed up the harbour to anchor in Double Bay. The next day we hauled up anchor and proceeded towards the Bridge for it was the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We had been asked to be involved with the parade of sail at the end of our voyage, so dutifully took our place beside Svanen and Endeavour. It was a reasonably quiet morning on the harbour. With the celebrations planned I would have expected there to have been more activity. But it was just the start of the day, and I feel that as the day moved on people started to pour into the centre of Sydney to show their appreciation of a landmark that is so much a part of their city. We were there for the start of a surf boat race, but our commitments were not large. After the race we snuck out of the limelight of activity under the Bridge and headed for Blackwattle Bay. We had a quick stop there to empty out some waste, in preparation for us being alongside the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli. As we headed back under the bridge a flotilla of ferries was rounding Fort Denison and proceeding down towards the Bridge for the gathered crowds. I managed to quickly slip around Kirribilli point, out of their way, and alongside the RSYS. As always, it had been quite a voyage from Launceston, with much enjoyable sailing and a crew that managed to pull together well and get a lot of work done. However, once alongside there was much to finish before the end of the day. The ship was squared away; several sails were unbent ready to be repaired, and other minor details attended to. A sixteenth century sailing vessel is always in need of attention. Many of the crew were heading out to the pub that night, as a final farewell before dispersing back into their ordinary lives. So a quick final meeting on deck to thank everyone, and then it was time to start concentrating on the next two weeks of maintenance.