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Status: Day 54 – docked, Sydney
Notes: I woke up much later than usual, I must have needed the sleep! After breakfast I took a leisurely stroll into town – I was not booked on any tours, I simply wanted to stroll around the place and do a bit of shopping. As I left the ship, there were a great many people queuing up to get on board, I was told later there were around 700 new passengers! I had coffee and a doughnut in a McDonalds, the coffee wasn’t as good as I was expecting. I returned to the ship for lunch and a chance to review the photos I had taken. My timing was good, as the rain started in the afternoon. Every passenger had to attend an emergency drill, including putting on a life jacket. I can do this easily now! We were towed off our mooring by a tug at around 6.30pm and set sail for New Zealand.