Friday before last Mum and Karen came for a visit opting to stay on the boat with us. Weather watching revealed that Friday and Saturday were going to be good however it was downhill from there. The plan was formulated. Friday and Saturday nights on the boat, else where for the remaining time to prevent cabin fever setting in.
We started out by heading to the fish market, anchoring overnight collecting a feed of prawns, oysters, lobster, fish etc and continuing to middle harbour.
After a number of Amanda's secret recipe cocktails, countless bottles of wine and beer our creative ideas began to flow. Starting with nail painting (Karen's attempts x 3, Mums toe in jar method and Amanda's nice colour hogging), moving on to putting down some crab pots, people watching via high powered binoculars (how can we forget Princess and Smoking Half Shot), ending with a late nite swim.
We awoke the next morning to the weather that had been predicted - a cold 30 knot southerly. We rugged up and collected our crab pots to find 2 huge blue swimmers and headed home over a breakfast of blue swimmer, prosciutto and roast tomatoes.
Once the boat was safely moored at "home" we packed our things and headed off to the city for an indulgent stay at World Tower. We were booked into a 3 bedroom apartment on the 71st floor with views of the Harbour and towards Bondi.
Once we were settled in, we headed off for dinner at Beer and Wine Co at Darling Harbour followed by a relaxing spa back at the apartment on the 61st floor.
We all had a great weekend filled with laughs, too much food and wine, sun and surf and a bit of luxury. The only bad thing was to get up on Tuesday and leave the apartment for Thailand...