Firstly, a few pics from the last few days (FYI, they all contain incredible food):
Some of besties latest creations that she just whipped up. She made the swan on the right to be the “ugly duckling” using cocoa powder, how creative is that?
And a close up on the amazing scone with cream and jam that I had the other day. Scones are one of my fave things ever.
Get ready for me to get all excited about how cool the Sydney Maritime Museum was now please. Not only did it have a cool exhibition about Shackleton (the guy who tried to cross Antarctica with dogs and sleds…um, yeah. Enter being trapped in the ice for over TEN months), but it had a bunch of different ships you could explore as well as a submarine and a lighthouse you could go up. Not gonna lie, I geeked out hard.
The massive beastie light bulb inside the lighthouse:
View from the light house of the Endeavor – the ship that discovered New Zealand and Australia! Captain Cook was all like, hmm, seems like there must be something down the bottom of the earth, either that or we will sail straight off the edge, let’s see shall we boys?
Me entering the Endeavor, tiny bit excited here:
The dining room:
The “cat o’ nine tails”, what you got whipped with if you didn’t eat your sauerkraut. Seriously, Captain Cook was all up on the nutrition to stop the sailors getting scurvy from being at sea for so long, and so they used sauerkraut and boiled carrots to try and get around the issue. This is also where the expressions “let the cat out of the bag” and “no room to swing a cat” came from.
Sleeping quarters. There are usually a whole lot more hammocks here but they had some taken down so you could crawl around more easily.
Back up on deck, the “Seats of Ease”. Yup, that’s the toilet. It said on the booklet that the sailors used rags, water, or the end of a rope to finish up their business. Ouch.
One of the most awesome things about getting to go on the Endeavor was that my parents had actually taken me on it when I was about six or seven years old in NZ. I’m pretty sure I did a project on it too. So cool to go back on it all these years later with them 🙂
After the Endeavor we went on a warship and then inside this massive submarine:
A little bit of the engine:
And this is where they shoot the torpedoes and launch people back into the sea. The whole acclimatizing to pressure thing is pretty scary, do it wrong and you’ll explode.
And after that appetizing little piece of info, it was lunchtime 🙂
The fluffiest most amazing blueberry pancakes from Pancakes on the Rocks. To die for.
Have you been on an old-school ship before? Which one? – When I was little we went on a huge ship called the Jane Gifford and my mum gave me a big talk before we went on board about how I could not jump in the water to save my teddy if I dropped him. I said yes but secretly I’m pretty sure I would have done it.
Do you like museums or would nothing bore you more? – I am a geek apparently and love all that stuff.
What is your fave type of pancake? – The menu was insane, coco-berry, lemon-sugar, blueberry, strawberry, banana, chocolate, and raspberry were just a few of the flavours. I worked up a sweat trying to decide.