Monday, May 4, 2009

Weekend at Darling harbour



This weekend we took the kids at Darling Harbour , we went to see the exhbit for Home and Renovation,, then took the kids to watch UNDER the Sea 3D at IMAX Movie

I was still feeling a bit sick,,,, 2 days ago my daughter Bianca was sick , but last Saturday she was feeling well.... 
At the IMAX,, I juts had a terrible headache and I juts cant watch the movie anymore since it is a 3D and I have to wear 3 D glasses,, the more Im having a headcahe... so I just went to sleep ,, while hubby and the kids watched the movie....

Since its KIDs time,,,, we took them to the Australian National Maritime Museum ...  the afterward we went to take them to see the replica of the Endevour  ,, kids love em,,, they say it's a Pirate ship!!!! 
Actually it is a replica of HMS Endeavour ; a 10-gun Royal Navy bark commanded by Lieutenant James Cook on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand in 1769-71.





The Endeavour is recreated

The HM Bark Endeavour was recreated to exacting standards, with building begun in 1988 in Fremantle, Western Australia. Because of financial difficulties, a charitable trust, HM Bark Endeavour Foundation, was set up in 1991 to continue the work on the new Endeavour.

The completed replica was launched on December 9, 1993 and commissioned on April 16, 1994. She set sail for Sydney in October of that year, visiting Albany, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne and other ports along the way.

The Endeavour sails the world

On arrival in Sydney the Endeavour was displayed at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour. Since then, the Endeavour has sailed in both Australia and New Zealand and embarked on a world voyage, through South Africa, on to England, the east and west coasts of North America before returning to New Zealand and Australia. She was in port in Sydney during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

The Endeavour then set out on other international voyages and in April 2005 returned to Sydney from Cook's hometown, Whitby, in England.

The non-profit HM Bark Endeavour Foundation has transferred ownership of the ship to the Australian Government.

When in Sydney, the Endeavour is docked at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour and is open to the public between 10am and 5pm daily.
 

6 comments:

  1. Hi Ms. JoyD! I hope you're feeling much better now. Tama ka, the 3D glasses would just make you feel worse.

    My Weekend Snapshots are posted here and here. Hope you can check it out, too. May you have a great new week ahead of you.

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  2. Wow, that's a nice recreation! Have a great week ahead.

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  3. Nice to hear that Bianca's feeling well na & it seems she enjoyed her weekend!Sana gumaling ka na din.

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  4. I can't remember how Darling Harbour is like coz I've been there many years ago. But Sydney's definitely my fav Oz city!

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  5. wow cute ng kids eheheh =) i have a tag fo ryou - http://jeslising.blogspot.com/2009/05/8-things.html

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  6. Hehe! Ang cute-cute talaga nila. :)

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