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Goin' ah Dah-win

or, as New Englanders say, Going to Darwin, Australia

sunny 96 °F

It appeared that there are Biblical scholars all over the place here, given the signs about things NT, even weeds (this photo will likely amuse only those who have studied OT and NT in seminary). Here in Darwin, NT means Northern Territory. Darwin is in the NT, at the Top End of Australia. This means that it is very close to the equator and this means that it is VERY hot. We rose early and drove a long long way to the Adelaide River in Djukbinj National Park where we climbed on a boat offering a Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise. We were excited because our friends Doug and Jane Kline had been awed by meeting Brutus three years ago in the same river. We travelled for a long time until we met Roger. Roger, we were told, is a rogue, a sexually mature male who has not yet established his territory (Hmmm). Apparently Roger wasn't very eager to eat either. He never jumped, so we drove a long long way back to Darwin where we shopped because the stores are air conditioned. We found a splendid tablecloth painted with aboriginal art, and we'll see how it looks at 25 Scarborough Street.

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Sunday Worship Service and Sermon

Aboard the Silver Whisper Between Cairns and Darwin, Australia

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Interdenominational Worship Service aboard the Silver Whisper on February 10, 2019

HYMN: Morning Has Broken

Let us pray. Almighty God, in giving us dominion over things on earth, you made us fellow workers in your creation: Give us wisdom and reverence so to use the resources of nature, that no one may suffer from our abuse of them, and that generations yet to come may continue to praise you for your bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord, open our lips
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

A Reading from the Book of Genesis.

So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.’ God said, ‘See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.’ And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. (2:28-30)

Psalm 96:7-9, 11-13

Ascribe to the LORD the honor due his Name;
bring offerings and come into his courts.

Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness
Let the whole earth stand in awe of him.

Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad; let the sea thunder and all that is in it
Let the fields be joyful and all that is therein

Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy before the LORD when he comes,
when he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world with righteousness
and the peoples with his truth.

A Reading from the Gospel of Matthew
Jesus said, “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. In the same way, the one who had the two talents made two more talents. But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. After a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them. Then the one who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five more talents, saying, “Master, you handed over to me five talents; see, I have made five more talents.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” And the one with the two talents also came forward, saying, “Master, you handed over to me two talents; see, I have made two more talents.” His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy slave; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” Then the one who had received the one talent also came forward, saying, “Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed; so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.” But his master replied, “You wicked and lazy slave! You knew, did you, that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received what was my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to the one with the ten talents.” (14-27)

A Reflection The Reverend Hope H. Eakins

Jesus did not tell the parable you just heard to praise investment bankers. He told it to teach us to use the gifts God has given us, to enjoy them and employ them, to appreciate them, care for them, name them, and give thanks for them. When we do that, Jesus says, we are worshipping God, the giver of all good things. When we do that, he says, our souls will sing for joy and our hearts rejoice because we will know how richly we are blessed.

This lesson about using gifts has occurred to me as we have sailed from port to port on this voyage. I come from a family that relishes Christmas stockings. People collect stocking presents throughout the year, silly trinkets that are more important than our big presents in many ways. We had a rubber band ball that was constructed from the elastic bands on the daily packet of mail. Only one person received this ball each year – sometimes for a silly reason, sometimes to welcome a new member into the family. Other little gifts were collected in a “present closet” throughout the year, and like all the stocking gifts were elaborately wrapped. World Cruises are just the place to find such trinkets, little toys made in China, flashlights won with trivia points, a heart shaped stone found on a beach. The opening of stockings began our Christmas celebration for many years, but we don’t do it any more now that our grandchildren’s interest in stockings has declined. They have rightly given up hope of finding the latest robot in their stockings, and they aren’t very interested in rubber band balls -- and my feelings are a little hurt.

Now if I want the gifts I give to be understood and appreciated and enjoyed and cared for – well, how much more must God want God’s gifts to be known and enjoyed. Jesus’ parable tells us essentially that God wants us to use our gifts, not stash them away. It is as though God says, “I give you the seas, sail them; I give you brothers and sisters, love them; I give you food and wine, enjoy them. I give you so much so that you will share what you have knowing there is always always enough. And one more thing, please care for all that I have given you. Don’t take it for granted and don’t abuse it.

From the beginning of time, God started talking about the gifts we see all around us. As soon as God pasted the sun in the sky and gave us breath, God taught us how to dwell in the land. The very first verse of Holy Scripture tells us who is in charge and how everything got here. “In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth, ” it says, and then the text continues, “And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.” Then the Lord God created Adam and Eve and immediately set them at their first task: “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and take care of it.” The world’s oldest profession? Clearly, it is gardening!

God takes this issue of creation care so seriously that God gave specific commands to Israel to be a good steward of the environment, commanding the people to care for the land, to treat domesticated animals properly, to respect wildlife, to conserve trees and to bury their waste. In the Book of Ezekiel God asks: “Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?” (Ezekiel 34:18).

Scripture also makes it clear that individuals owned land only as representatives. No one was allowed to transfer land outside the tribe, or sell it in perpetuity. In fact, every 50th year— the year of Jubilee—all of the land reverted to the person who originally owned it. God did this to teach us that the land was God’s land, that no human being had the right to use it just for themselves.

So what difference does this all make here in the Coral Sea? What do we do about using our gifts?
It really isn’t very hard. We can start by being grateful. And then we can care about things like the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, millions of square miles of plastic bits that swirl together and kill the sea. And then maybe we wouldn’t reach for a plastic straw as easily. We could recycle, we could pick up trash, we could .... at the very least ... remember that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof – and doesn’t belong to us.

And we could remember that all our blessings are gifts, that no one can really pull himself up by his own bootstraps – just try that trick sometime – and make every day a Thanksgiving for the favors that are ours sharing what we have, living in hope of one day hearing the Master say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

The Prayers

Let us pray, giving thanks to God for all creation and for giving this earth into our care.

For all creatures great and small with whom we share this precious web of life,
We thank you, God.

For the sunlight of day, the deepening mystery of night, and the wonder of the stars,
We thank you, God.

From heedless misuse and dishonoring the sky and sea and land,
Good Lord deliver us.

From squandering our resources, and polluting the habitat we share with all creation,
Good Lord deliver us.

For the courage and wisdom to confess how little we have cared for God’s gifts,
Strengthen us, Holy Spirit.

For repentance and the determination to use God’s gifts wisely,
Strengthen us, Holy Spirit.

For those who mourn and those who despair,
Send Your light into their darkness.

For those we love who are suffering, for the burdens that weigh down our hearts, for our fears and anxieties,
Give us deep faith in your healing grace, O Lord.

O merciful Creator, your hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature: Make us always thankful for your loving providence; and grant that we, remembering the account that we must one day give, may be faithful stewards of your good gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Let us pray in the words our Savior gave us

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Prayer for Knowledge of God’s Creation
Almighty and everlasting God, you made the universe with all its marvelous order. Grant that, as we probe the mysteries of your creation, we may come to know you more truly, and more surely fulfill our role in your eternal purpose, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

The Blessing

May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. And the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Officiant: The Reverend William J. Eakins
Preacher: The Reverend Hope H. Eakins
Music: Alex Manev
Altar Guild: Jane Kline, Directress and Jill Ingham
Usher: Doug Kline
Expected time of next service: February 17, 2019 at 9:15 am

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Cairns

Awfully close to the rainforest

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Cairns was steamy, and it was hard to see through the morning mist. Even the flowers seemed a bit attenuated. We had visited this town in Queensland in north Australia a few years ago as a launching point for the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. This day we were booked on an expedition to go white water rafting, and we were both excited and apprehensive. But Australia has been experiencing heavy rains and flooding, so much so that the river was too high to be safe, they said. There were no tickets left for the rainforest train, (nor, sorry Jack, for the Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk) so we set out to discover the town. Cairns is quite spiffed up from our last visit, its streets lined with Gucci and Tommy Bahama (and porn shops and massage parlors just off the main streets). We loved going into shops because they were cool and the temperature was over 90 degrees and humid enough to drip. We checked out Uggs for the grandchildren (too complicated) and decided to have pedicures. Into the spa came an old (80? Our criteria for “old” are changing!) man and his daughter. He looked exhausted and said that he had just arrived from Croatia and his feet hurt. He definitely didn’t look comfortable in the spa. His daughter nudged and cajoled until he put his (rather knobby and black) feet into the water. The pedicurist worked diligently; he stared ahead at the wall. And then she brought hot stones and started to rub his legs with them. His smile covered his whole face as he cried “Halleujah.”

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Brisbane

and the outback

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Up the coast of Australia, along the banks of the very industrialized Brisbane River ... to the absolutely lovely port of Brisbane. The ship was docked amidst glittering apartments and high-rises in a lively restaurant scene (really AMIDST – as we walked along the gangway, we were no more than six feet from some living room windows). We were eager to visit this intriguing place, but no, we went off to a bush experience that felt remarkably like the American West.

We drove about an hour south of Brisbane and turned off toward Mt. Tamborine. Then we climbed and climbed in a 4WD (four wheel drive, we learned) vehicle. Rocking and rolling and slipping and dipping through a eucalyptus forest, we stopped abruptly at the shout of “Koala!” Alas, it was only a dark brown lump, a termite nest about twenty feet up a trunk. So we climbed further and heard it again. “Koala!” This time is was a light brown lump twenty feet up a tree, this one twitching a toe every minute or so. What you see below is a koala in its natural habitat (look really hard, right in the middle of the photo - or don't). They are very somnolent.

While Bill climbed down through an amazing tropical rain forest with trees hundreds of feet high to a dramatic waterfall, Hope visited St. George’s Anglican Church, open to the air, and graced with a fine children’s corner.

Then a visit to an artsy village (Canundra?), then a BBQ lunch (Australia, remember) at a ranch, and then we were instructed in the boomerang throw (Jane Kline is a natural) and cracking the whip. Neither Bill nor Hope is a natural in either endeavor. Finally, a visit to a vineyard and wine tasting. The wines were not great but their alpacas were so cute we couldn’t stop smiling.

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St. James, King Street

A "rebel" church

sunny 83 °F

Sydney has continued to charm us, especially as the sun has emerged victorious. The stunningly handsome buildings are interspersed (sort of) with relics of the colonial past and little fountains like the one (beneath the big buildings) with birds dedicated to nurses and the one given by John Frazer to honor his fellow citizens. We went to church at St. James, King Street, an anomaly in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.

So what about this Diocese? Here is our description. It is determinedly low church:
1. They are very concerned about what clergy wear. They don’t like vestments (in 1911 they passed a law banning chasubles). Clergy generally are attired in casual street clothes when they officiate.
2. They prefer to write their own liturgies rather than use the Book of Common Prayer. No prayer books at the Cathedral -- the liturgy is projected on a TV screen (screens must be very important because they are installed on pillars all over the beautiful neo-Gothic cathedral.)
3. The word of God is central; sacraments are secondary. At the Cathedral they never celebrate Communion at the main service, and the altar has been hauled off to a small side room.
4. They define themselves as amillennialists as opposed to pre- and post-millennialists. What difference this makes, we don’t know.
5. Interpreting the Old Testament typologically is very important. This means that OT stories like Jonah and the whale are seen as significant not because they happened to Jonah but because they prefigure Christ’s death (whale gobbling) and resurrection (whale spitting Jonah out).
5. The ordination of women is firmly (and fiercely) opposed.

At St. James, King Street, one of only two parishes that don’t go along with this fervid separatism, people are friendly and use Prayer Books (imagine!) and let women read things and serve as crucifers. They observe the Diocesan law and don’t wear chasubles but the celebrant wears a cope. They sing from a hymnal and have a robed choir. No TV screens either.

After the 11 am service, wine and small sandwiches were served at coffee hour. Coffee hour was held in a garden behind the children’s chapel, a beautiful space painted with a fresco of “I Saw Three Ships” depicted in Sydney at the time the Harbor Bridge was built, so the Holy Family frolics with children in a local setting. The chapel's large window opens onto the garden. Marvelous!

This chapel is in the undercroft space of the church, along with the offices, classrooms, a columbarium, and a café. These undercroft spaces originally served as cells when St. James was built in 1824 as a law court and prison. It now sits between the modern law court and barracks in the middle of the city. On a bench in the churchyard, a very moving sculpture depicts a tired traveller in need of rest: the mission of the church. We loved it.

And then we sailed away.

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Worship Service and Sermon

February 3, 2019

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Interdenominational Worship Service aboard the Silver Whisper on February 3, 2019

Hymn There's A Wideness in God's Mercy

For thus says the high and lofty one who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with those who are contrite and humble in spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite. ===( Isaiah 57:15)===

O Lord, open our lips
And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Psalm 34:1-10

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
I will glory in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad.

Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Look to him, and be radiant; and let not your faces be ashamed.
I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me and saved me from all my troubles.

The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, and he will deliver them.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are they who trust in him.

Fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for those who fear him lack nothing.
The young lions lack and hunger, but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

A reading from the Gospel of Luke

Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, ‘Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there, and leave from there. Wherever they do not welcome you, as you are leaving that town shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.’ They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere. === (9:1-6)===


A Reflection
The Reverend William J. Eakins

“Take nothing for your journey; no staff, no bags, nor bread, nor money – not even an extra tunic.” With these clear imperatives, Jesus sends his disciples to go out to spread the Good news of God’s Kingdom. The disciples are to travel very light indeed – no luggage, no provisions of any kind, just the clothes on their backs, totally dependent on the hospitality of strangers. They are apparently not even to plan their itinerary, but just to follow their noses and see what opportunities arise as they walk along the road from village to village.

How different from the preparations we have made for this cruise! My wife and I have filled very drawer and closet of our cabin with our clothes. Talk about extra tunics! We have articles to wear on formal, informal, and casual nights, clothes for lounging on deck and for swimming in the pool, and clothes for excursions on shore in all kinds of weather and temperatures. We even have vestments for church! We have an itinerary for every day of the four and a half months we will be travelling. We have a supply of American currency and some foreign currencies; we have a variety of credit cards as well as a bankcard. Very little has been left to chance.

Having a lot of baggage creates challenges however, not only on a cruise but also in life. Possessions come with responsibilities. Investments need to be managed; property needs to be maintained. Houses need to be watched, decorated, repaired; heating systems checked, gardens tended. Bills and taxes need to be paid. And then there the issues about what we will finally DO with everything we have accumulated. Who will inherit and how much? The more we have the greater the problems. And if we are not careful, our possessions may end up possessing us, robbing our lives of freedom and happiness.

Possessions are not the only baggage that can weigh us down in life. There is also the emotional and spiritual baggage of prejudice, bitterness, resentment, regret, grudges, shame, guilt, fear. What heavy loads these are to bear. How much they can distort and stifle our lives.

I once met a woman who told me that she dreaded Christmas because her husband had run off with a bimbo and left her with practically nothing. She couldn’t even have her children with her for a Christmas dinner because her husband had taken all the silver. I tut-tutted sympathetically and asked when her husband had left her. “Fifteen years ago,” she wailed. Fifteen years! Surely in fifteen years the woman could have acquired some cutlery – or used plastic - or borrowed some. Surely she could have found a way to celebrate Christmas with her children. Instead of getting on with life, she had let the heavy burdens of anger and resentment keep her locked in the past, a helpless, joyless victim.

“Take nothing for your journey,” says Jesus. Jesus first said these words to his disciples to keep them focused on their mission of spreading the Good News that God reigns. What might Jesus’ admonition to travel light mean to us? Is he saying that we should have come on this cruise with only the clothes on our backs? Is he advising us to divest ourselves of all that we possess and live as paupers? I don’t think so. What I think Jesus is saying to us is not to become so obsessed with worries about our business or our loved ones back home that we fail to see and enjoy the blessings of this voyage that we are so privileged to take. Jesus is also warning us not to be so concerned about holding on to our wealth that our hearts are hardened to the many people around us who are struggling just to get by, not to be so worried about getting that we lose the joy of giving. Jesus is also urging us not to be so bogged down with the burdens of the past that we cannot receive and share the gifts that God wants to give us right now, precious gifts like forgiveness, healing, joy and hope. Life is too short and life is too valuable to waste it on excess baggage.

When I was a few years younger, I enjoyed backpacking. I can vividly recall the sense of freedom and exhilaration, of setting out on a mountain trail high above the tree line, vistas stretching in every direction, carrying on my back all I would need for the journey ahead. I hear Jesus calling us to a similar freedom and sense of adventure as we continue on the journey that is our life. Travel light, says Jesus. Take nothing for your journey but the Good News that God is in charge. Remember that there is a price for excess baggage. Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.

The Prayers

Let us pray. Gracious and loving God, to you we offer the desires and hopes of our hearts, trusting that you hear our prayers and answer them.

Give wisdom and courage to the leaders of the nations and bless them with a spirit of cooperation, that they may work together for the good of all people. Lord hear our prayer,
for those who seek you lack nothing.

Guide and uphold your church throughout the world, so that in times of prosperity we may not lose our zeal and that in times of adversity, we may not lose our faith. Lord hear our prayer,
for those who seek you lack nothing.

Heal those weighed down by despair, those suffering from addictions, those burdened by illness, those in troubled marriages, and Monica, Shore Concierge, traveling home at the death of her father. Lord hear our prayer,
for those who seek you lack nothing.

Protect those in armed forces, fire fighters and police, our ship’s crew, and all who work to protect the lives of others. Lord hear our prayer,
for those who seek you lack nothing.

Give us faith in your loving care that we may travel lightly, unburdened by possessions, hard feelings, and regrets that keep us from putting our trust in you. Lord hear our prayer,
for those who seek you lack nothing.

Forgive us our sins, for wasting the earth’s resources, for enhancing our own lives at the expense of others, for refusing to be reconciled with those who have hurt us, for discounting and dismissing those who are different from us. Give us grace to amend our lives. Lord hear our prayer,
for those who seek you lack nothing.

Loving God, you sent your Son Jesus to teach us to cast our cares on you; preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties that we may rejoice in your presence, trusting that you are with us always. Amen.

Let us pray in the words our Savior gave us

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

A Prayer of St. Chrysostom

Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them. Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us, granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come, life everlasting. Amen.

The Blessing

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit, and may the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Hymn Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us

Officiant: The Reverend Hope H. Eakins
Preacher: The Reverend William J. Eakins
Music: Alex Manev
Altar Guild: Jane Kline, Directress and Jill Ingham
Usher: Doug Kline

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Sydney

Arriving and La Boheme

semi-overcast 75 °F

In the midst of Australian summer, we sailed into Sydney Harbor, one of the most magnificent, dramatic, gorgeous harbors in the world. The day was a special one for because for the first time in twenty years, two Silversea ships were arriving in Sydney at the same time. The Silver Muse and our ship the Silver Whisper came in sight of each other about 6 am on Saturday morning. About 6:45, the Muse passed us and led the way to the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge, and then we sped up and sailed in front of her. The ships were brightly lit and twinkled and ... the skies were deep grey and full of rain.

On Saturday morning, we stayed home and looked at our magnificent amaryllis (from White Flower Farms and brought in our hand luggage) inside as the drizzle continued outside. We wanted to do a reverse rain dance because we had been looking forward to Saturday night for a long time. The ship had arranged tickets for La Boheme. We were to travel by boat to a dock right beside the Sydney Opera House – champagne on the boat and a midnight buffet after the opera. And about six pm the skies lifted and the sun sparkled on the water and we set off on this fabulous adventure. The music was grand, the production intriguing and the setting utterly splendid.

After the opera, the sail back to the Whisper passed Luna Park, an amusement park near the Sydney Harbor Bridge. I think the Australians have some work to do! Despite all their talk of honoring their aboriginal brothers and sisters, of living together in multiracial harmony, the gate to Luna Park is a black face character that looks nothing like an honored brother or sister. Strangely, the gate reverts to a white face in the day.
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