So these past two years have just added to our experiences and as we were in Sydney we decided that was a great place to celebrate although we were three days in advance of the actual date (we will have only just arrived in Melbourne and settling on after the drive from Sydney on the actual date).
Another love we share is musicals and live performances so a check of "what's on in Sydney" and we decided to book for the production of "South Pacific" starring Lisa McClune as Ensign Nellie Forbush and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Emile De Becque. To our delight this performance was in the Joan Sutherland Theatre in the Sydney Opera House. We have never been to an actual show in the Opera House previously, have often visited, but this was a first.
Of course, after two weeks of beautiful weather in Sydney it poured with rain all day. We had thought we would go into the city early to see some of the ships in the harbour for the International Fleet Review. The four day event had just commenced and over fifty tall ships and warships were due into Sydney. However, with heavy rain and wind, and low temperatures, we decided sadly to give it a miss.
Fortunately late in the day the rain eased and we made our way into the city by train and then walked around the harbour at Circular Quay and chose a restaurant to eat dinner prior to the show. There are many restaurants in the area and they were crowded. We had a lovely pre-theatre dinner and then went to the show which was great. It was really interesting to see Lisa McClune playing live theatre as we have only seen her performing previously in television shows.
It was a lovely evening out and a great way for us to celebrate our forty year wedding anniversary.