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Currumbin Beach, South East Queensland.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A DARING DAUGHTER

Some people have the best office Christmas Parties. My daughter went on a Sydney harbour cruise on  "Southern Swan". An authentic wooden tall ship built in the 1850's style of Danish oak. 

Carol-Ann (right) and a work colleague.

Guess what she did next?









"Look mum no hands"
  (Photos were sent to me.)



31 comments:

Linley S said...

A magnificent ship Diane, oh to be young again. (that's not saying we are old)

Sandra said...

a beautiful ship, a crazy daughter... yikes... i would not even climb up there much less let go. these are great photos

RoeH said...

Only with a harness on would I climb up there. What a beautiful ship. I'd love to do that. With some seasick pills in me.

GardenofDaisies said...

:-) Looks like fun! And the only thing that surprises me is that you weren't there to climb up there with her.

MTWaggin said...

What great fun and glad she told you after the fact! LOL

Gattina said...

Geez ! she is a very brave girl ! What a nice and original Christmas party ! I don't see nothing of Christmas yet, although the hotel is apparently booked for Christmas. It's celebrated here too, you don't need to be a Christian for having a Christmas tree, lol !
We had a bad adventure yesterday, it's written on my blog tomorrow !

DeniseinVA said...

Oh my gosh she is very brave!!! What a great way to have a Christmas party.

Thanks for stopping by on my George Washington post. Can't say I am a fan of Pork Pies, but my mother loved them too.

Kath Lockett said...

That is awesome! Beats having flaccid turkey fillet at a grungy pub any day!

George said...

The ship is beautiful. I'm envious of your daughter for having the opportunity to sail on her, but I'm not sure I would have been brave enough to climb the mast the way she did.

Sara said...

That looks like fun!

Colin said...

No surprise to me! Just like her mother, never fazed - right?
Sure is a novel way to have the office Christmas party - good for her.
I bet you and TOH are "green with envy" - ha ha!
Oh to have been on that ship on Tuesday - sigh! Instead of the sweat box up here.
Yep, I'm green with envy also.
Cheers
Colin (HB)

Linda said...

An amazing ship! Fantastic photos.

biebkriebels said...

That is a nice present from your daughter for you, specially the last photo! Scary, I always wondered how people could climb in those tall ships. Well this way.

Carletta said...

I think that perhaps Carol-Ann is as adventerous as her Mama was when she was young. Oh yeah, you just climbed a bridge on your birthday. :) It's in her genes!
(I would have been scared to pieces.)

Andrew said...

I don't really have a fear of heights, well I thought I didn't. I feel strange after looking at the photos.

Buttons said...

Wow she is brave I think I would have done it too even if my legs were shaking:) Great ship. Great adventure for your girl. B

Carole M. said...

well done! She made the very best of her outing!

Michele said...

What fun that must have been! I did the same once in the Caribbean, although I looked nowhere near as glamorous and competent as your daughter.

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---she is daring.... Is that "Like Mama like daughter".... Would you have ever done that?????

George loves tall ships---and he would feel like he was in heaven on that ship... WOW....

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Fun60 said...

What a great Christmas party. Like Mother like daughter I would say but I'd be pleased I only found out after the event!

Joan Elizabeth said...

That is one work party I would give a miss!

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, Diane! Your daughter is very brave! I love the tall ship, amazing photos.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

A beautiful ship and your daughter obviously has no fear of heights. Great photos. Diane

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow -- your beautiful and brave daughter ...what a fun post.

Filip and Kristel said...

Very brave acrobatics.

Greetings,
Filip

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow! What a fun adventure for your daughter! I love sailing on a tall ship.

Dianne said...

What a brilliant venue for an office Christmas party .... simply stunning! you wouldn't get me climbing that high!! Carol-Ann looks like she's loving it.

whiteangel said...

Well done to your daughter.
Wonderful sailing ship.

Carol-Ann said...

It was sooo much fun! I was fully harnessed to the mast and climbing up was exhilarating! A definite highlight of the year, I'd say. That along with climbing the bridge with you and Sonya!

Great Post Mum
xxx

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a beauty of a sailing vessel Diane and I've taken many pictures of it when I've been in Sydney but.........that's where the adventure ends for moi haha! I do so love the adventurous spirit of , I was going to say the young, but I'm sure there are many adventurous 'people of a certain age' out there also. Fabulous images of your daughter's trip.

Neal said...

Your daughter is very pretty and very daring. I would love to do that...I am jealous. :)