Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan

By Steven Callahan

Earlier than the fitting typhoon, sooner than within the center of the ocean, Steven Callahan’s dramatic story of survival at sea was once at the ny instances bestseller record for greater than thirty-six weeks. In many ways the version for the hot wave of experience books, Adrift is an indisputable seafaring vintage, a riveting firsthand account by means of the one guy recognized to have survived greater than a month by myself at sea, battling for his lifestyles in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized purely six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must have for any event library.

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Com. Centennial Park Cycles Aerial view of the Aussie Stadium at Moore Park Centre, Haymarket, have much of the pizzazz, colour and excitement of American basketball. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketek, on the phone or on the internet. CYCLING AND INLINE SKATING Sydney boasts excellent, safe locations for the whole family to go cycling. One of the most frequented is Centennial Park (see p127). You can hire bicycles and safety helmets from Centennial Park Cycles. Another increasingly popular pastime in summer is in-line skating, and skaters can often be seen on the paths of the city’s parks as well as on the streets.

It was declared obscene in 1964. 1990 Population of Australia reaches 17 million 1997 INXS singer Michael Hutchence commits suicide in a Sydney hotel 1990 Aboriginal Land Rights In 1975, the first handover of land was made to Vincent Lingiari, representative of the Gurindji people, by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. 2000 Sydney plays host to the first Olympic Games of the new millennium World Youth Day 2000 2003 Memorial unveiled to 1992 Sydney Harbour Tunnel opens 1989 Earthquake strikes Newcastle causing extensive damage 2008 Sydney hosts the 202 people killed in Bali bombing (2002) 2006 Sydney stages first Live Earth concert replicated simultaneously worldwide 2010 I N T R O D U C I N G S Y D N E Y 33 SYDNEY AT A GLANCE T here are more than 100 places of interest described in the Area by Area section of this book.

For those who like to keep both feet firmly on the ground, you can watch skateboarders and inline skaters practising their moves at the ramps at Bondi Beach (see p137). HORSE RIDING For a leisurely ride, head to Centennial Park or contact the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre. They will give you details of the four riding schools that operate in the park. Samarai Park Riding School conducts trail rides through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (see pp154-5). Further afield, you can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Blue Mountains (see pp160-61) on horseback.

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