Saturday, 12 October 2013

International Fleet Review Sydney #2

The International Fleet Review last week provided me with so many photo ops!
Saturday night there was a huge fireworks and light show on the harbour.



                             On Sunday, various ships were open to the public at Garden Island.

Garden Island is so named because the First Fleeters used the island as the first farm when they arrived in Australia in 1788. 
It is now used at Fleet Base East by the Australian Royal Navy. 
In the 1940's the Base was extended to include a dry dock which resulted in Garden Island joining up with the mainland.
Visitors can still access the original island via ferry, but the rest of the Base is usually closed off. 
This was a rare opportunity to visit the whole Base.








Mr Seasons, his dad and two boys checking out the model ship display!


This is part of the Saturday Snapshot meme hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy.

11 comments:

  1. Sydney certainly knows how to put on a display on the harbour- doesn't she? Night or day it's beautiful. The fireworks display sounded marvellous.

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  2. That looks like so much fun. I love all the colorful fireworks by night and pennants by day.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  3. What a gorgeous day ... and what's with that hatch ?!? Awesome photos of the fireworks!

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  4. Neat fireworks! I feel like they'd be hard to capture...but I'm not sure I've ever tried!

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  5. I agree -- Great fireworks shots. And the pics of the ships are interesting too. What's with all the handles? :-)
    Thanks for sharing a fun event.

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  6. Oh, to live near big water and be able to see ships every day! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Terrific shots, both night time and day time. You found some really interesting details. Here's Mine

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  8. Wow...what gorgeous fireworks.

    The ship photos are wonderful.

    THANKS for sharing.

    I don't have a Saturday Snapshot, but wanted to stop by anyway.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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  9. Fun pictures! And good job with the fireworks! My husband always tries to get pictures of the fireworks on the 4th of July, but they always come out blurry.

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