The one with the Australian Maritime Muesum

Firstly, a few pics from the last few days (FYI, they all contain incredible food):

The phenomenal dinner with bestie:
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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?

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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.

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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.

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The massive beastie light bulb inside the lighthouse:

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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?

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Me entering the Endeavor, tiny bit excited here:

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The dining room:

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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.

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Sleeping quarters. There are usually a whole lot more hammocks here but they had some taken down so you could crawl around more easily.

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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.

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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 πŸ™‚

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After the Endeavor we went on a warship and then inside this massive submarine:

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A little bit of the engine:

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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.

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And after that appetizing little piece of info, it was lunchtime πŸ™‚

The fluffiest most amazing blueberry pancakes from Pancakes on the Rocks. To die for.

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Have you been on an old-school shipΒ 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.

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12 Responses to The one with the Australian Maritime Muesum

  1. Wow your best friend’s pastries look incredible! So cool she can just whip them up.

    And I WISH scones and cream were a “thing” here! I’ve had scones once or twice but that’s it, and never with cream. Sounds SO yummy!

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    • So cool right? Yeah you guys call scones biscuits right? So confusing! They are amazing, I’m sure you could easily make them!! I’ve made them a billion times and I’m no baker haha πŸ™‚

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  2. Awesome food from the bestie! The maritime museum looks cool. We toured the ships of American significance when we went to Boston. Learned all about the Boston Tea Party and such. We love that kind of stuff! I’m sure the most memorable for the kids (and maybe us too) would have been that “seat of ease”!! We still talk about the “space toilet” we saw on the space shuttle when we toured it!!
    Pancakes – top choices are strawberry & chocolate, but still, I’d hardly say no to those other flavors!

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    • Haha absolutely, that stuff is always a highlight for me too! The space toilet sounds epic! Mmm strawberry is awesome, I still dream of the magical strawberry waffle I had in Canada! πŸ™‚

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  3. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    Scones are one of my favorite things ever too.!! they are like the perfect combination with coffee. yumm.
    Looks like so much fun.!! and great Endeavor that you guys went on. πŸ™‚ I love museums actually. History was my favorite subject in school, so I love anything old and historical.! (and I passed my AP history test in HS πŸ˜‰ moment to brag about my nerdiness from back when I was smart. lol

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    • Ooooh yeah with coffee, we are SO on the same page πŸ™‚ You are still SO smart girl! And more important than IQ, you are a HARD WORKER and I personally believe that that is actually what gets ya much further in life πŸ™‚ Eee I was a history geek too! Love it! πŸ™‚

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  4. babycrow says:

    You need to come to UK – home of scones and cream! (and endless arguments about how to pronounce ‘scone’!)

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  5. Jason says:

    I’m a big fan of pancakes. I usually do banana walnut, but I’m not afraid to mix it up with berries every now and again.

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