23. October 2013 · Write a comment · Categories: Reviews · Tags:
Helicopter

Helicopter

Recently it was the Australian Navy’s 100 Year Fleet Review (see here).

The Australian Navy has now been around for 100 years, so to celebrate a whole host of war ships and tall ships got together in Sydney and there was a massive firework, projection and laser show over the October long weekend (yes, we get a long weekend in October here, but not in May).

For us there were two parts of the Fleet Review. On the Saturday there were lots of ships to look at in the Harbour, fly-bys and a fireworks show. In a separate post I’ll write about the Money where we went on to a whole load of the ships for a proper nosey around.

Matt is more into the details than me. I know there were fly bys by a Hornet which is super fast, and the Australian equivalent of the Red Arrows. The city was packed. On Toby’s recommendation we grabbed a cheeky afternoon drink at a cool spot on the Harbour with views of the bridge, which not many tourists know about! We watched the spectacular up at Observatory Hill which has cool views to the Bridge and along a lot of the Harbour.

Our viewing spot

Our viewing spot

I found the start of the show a bit disjointed because we couldn’t see much of the projection or hear the music. Because the show covered such a big area of the Harbour I don’t think many people would have seen the whole thing, unless they were on a boat or in the sky. We got a good view of the full thing later on the TV replay! It was cool to have been there to see it, and the fireworks got really epic and very loud towards the end – the giant bangs.

More on the boats themselves another time…

BOOM!

BOOM!

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