Sydney BluesCruise

8 April 2017, Sydney Harbour.

With the next post we will resume to journey to South Georgia in the South Atlantic.  First, though, we will have a brief interlude with the BluesCruise on Sydney Harbour that we attended last weekend at the invitation of organiser Tony Cini.

We drove down from Canberra, stayed the night at Cremorne on the north side of the harbour and caught a ferry in the morning to Circular Quay, in the city near the Opera House.  From there we walked but got confused by another Pier #6 on the way and nearly missed the ferry (thanks to Jools for working it out!).

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

This is the first band, the PJ O’Brien band.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

We were sailing around the harbour for four hours so there was plenty of thime to observe sights on the way.  This is a curious boat-launching dock on the side of a Navy ship, maybe a destroyer.  The seats in it are also curiously high.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge of course in the background.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

Some of the more interesting sights are always the older, somewhat more derelict-looking ones.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

Finger food was plentiful and gratefully appreciated.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

Michelle van der Meer’s band is now playing.  She is looking up to the people around the opening on the upper deck.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

Some people who live at the side of the harbour do not appear to be impoverished.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

An outpost of an exclusive Catholic private school.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

Nearby boatshed, yacht and canoes.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

There were many yachts on the water, many with children in them.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

Here there is a launch with parents mixed in with the yachts with children.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

Enough wind to fill a spinnaker.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

And then some were in the water rather than on it.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

The third and final band – Tony Cini backed by PJ O’Brien’s band.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

Some colourful workshops.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

And now we are heading back to the Darling Harbour wharf.

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

Back on the dance floor…

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

…and back with the band…

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel

… as the audience appreciates the last numbers….

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Australia, Blues, BluesCruise, Live Music, Michelle van der Meer, P. J. O'Brien, Photography, Sydney, Sydney Harbour, Tony Cini, Travel .

For those that might want to see more images, there is a JAlbum slideshow here with 17 more, including a few before and after the cruise.

 

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