Every wanker from the begining of the Pacific to the end has warned us about clearing into Sydney
as the customs
officials are meant to be the most crappy, evil, draconian bastards that ever lived.
Well let me tell you... and let it be saved and indexed here on the net that... the Sydney Customs
are the nicest and friendliest mob
you could ever meet!
Quarantien costs $240 which is the worlds highest, but they guy we had was wonderful!
So like so much other stuff you hear from cruisers: filter it! They may be talking about an isolated instance of a difficulty etc. As a mob
of people that we delt with the Small Boat Office in Sydney is terrific