Hyde Park Barracks was our first destination today (homesick Brits weren’t very imaginative when it came to naming stuff in Australia). It was where a lot of the 166,000 UK prisoners who colonised this continent ended up when they weren’t behaving themselves. Naomi and I were dressed up as Georgian scallies, encased in leg irons and set about exploring those dark days of this country’s history. For the full convict experience we also boarded a boat to Fort Denison, right in the middle of Sydney Harbour, and after a brief look around we were allowed to let off the traditional 1pm canon. As it boomed out across the water I couldn’t stop laughing like an over excited schoolboy.
Following lunch we donned our old friends from yesterday – the fat suits – and did another sweaty pass of the Sydney Opera House song from yesterday, this time on a boat circling the iconic building. The Sydney related fun doesn’t stop there though. Tomorrow we’re climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge!