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SYDNEY HARBOUR DAY 3 – Circular Quay to Pyrmont

The Sea Shepherd, preparing to go to the Southern Ocean and battle the Japanese whaling fleet (and I hope they win!). There's always something going on here.

This is the touristy part of the trek. This is the stretch that welcomes visitors, offers them food and fun, and invites them to empty their wallets. Continue reading


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JUST HOW DANGEROUS IS A SHARK? – Sydney Maritime Museum

We’re trying to broaden the grandchildren’s interests from tyrannosaurus rexes to other creatures with big teeth, so we took them to the shark exhibition at Sydney’s Maritime Museum. They liked the life-like models, the films, the photos of bloody flesh torn from soft pink bodies, the skulls with rows of fangs…

Meanwhile my attention was caught by film footage of terrified swimmers scooting out of the water, fleeing from a gently drifting toaster. The caption read: People killed last year by faulty toasters – 791. People killed by sharks – 4. The film went on to compare annual deaths caused by chairs (652) and kites (about 370 if memory serves) with those 4 shark-related ones. Continue reading


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