Friday, December 29, 2006

Sunrise on the South Steyne

Posted by PicasaFor over ten years between 1928 and 1938, two sistership ferries ruled Sydney Harbour: the Dee Why and the Curl Curl. They were big, fast and comfortable. However in 1938 a better ferry stole the spotlight: the South Steyne, 227 ft (70 metres) of steam power, billed as the world's largest and fastest ferry. She operated the Manly service for over 35 years, until she caught fire in 1974. Beautifully restored, she is now a floating restaurant based in Darling Harbour. Watching the New Year's Eve fireworks from her decks should be pretty spectacular. A ticket to their NYE party is A$225 (approx US$175) - menu and details here. Wanna go ?

Premiers rayons du soleil sur le South Steyne.
Pendant plus de dix ans de 1928 à 1938, deux ferries identiques ont fait la loi dans le port de Sydney : le Dee Why et le Curl Curl. Ils étaient rapides, confortables, imposants. Mais en 1938 un nouveau ferry leur a volé la vedette : le
South Steyne, 70 mètres de puissance à vapeur, le plus rapide et le plus grand ferry du monde. Pendant plus de trente-cinq ans, il a assuré la liaison avec Manly, jusqu'à ce qu'un incendie le mette hors service en 1974. Aujourd'hui, bien restauré, c'est devenu un restaurant flottant dans la baie de Darling Harbour - super bien placé pour admirer le feu d'artifice du nouvel an ! Le réveillon à bord coûte A$225 (environ 135 euros), menu et détails ici. Ca vous tente ?

6 comments:

photowannabe said...

Thanks for the invite Are we going "Dutch" or is it your treat? I'll see if there's a seat open on the next flight out...

prash said...

Ny party there....thats quite tempting!

ruth said...

Let's! I think we should city hop New Year's Eve and visit all the DP bloggers . . . magically, like Santa on Christmas Eve.

zannnie said...

Dee Why and the Curl Curl? cute names;)

Gail's Man said...

Fine by me. I'm happy to be by the harbour at anytime of the year.

Cergie said...

Ce bateau est si beau qu'on dirait un jouet... Un jouet pour adultes
(beaux reflets dans l'eau, belles couleurs du bateau)