Friday, December 2, 2011

Trip of a lifetime.....!

With the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships starting today, the replica of Endeavour (Replica Endeavour)  has arrived and berthed at O'Connor Landing in Fremantle to add an extra bit of glamour to the occasion and also to take on board anyone who may wish to experience 'the trip of a lifetime' when the Endeavour sets sails around Australia...  PASS!! It really is a beautifully maintained vessel though and I'm sure those brave souls who board and sail off into the sunset will have a brilliant experience.....
When I queried what these strange looking barrels were, turns out that they are lifeboats (lifeboats) who knew..they couldn't be more different from those used on the original Endeavour if they tried.....! Happy Friday.....

36 comments:

  1. What a beautiful ship. Must be a fun competition, although I can't imagine doing something like that!

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  2. Great pictures Grace. Would love to see the sailing championship.

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  3. Wow! Great shots. I love the old sailing ships.

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  4. Awesome vessel & history.

    Cook is famous or infamous around here. . .
    Too bad this is where he over-stepped local mores and was killed. . .



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  5. What a wonderful mean to measure time and life.

    Always two hands of water beneath its keel. A good Friday for you.

    daily athens photo

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  6. That is a truly beautiful ship! I'm sure it would be a wonderful trip. However, I'm with you. If the cruise last more than 3 or 4 hours, I'll stay put on dry land.

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  7. Apparently you have to work, like tie knots and climb ropes and scrape barnacles perhaps. Not for me.

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  8. I'd be with you waving them off on their wonderful trip!

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  9. On its way back to Sydney, right?

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  10. Such a beautiful ship and what terrific capture! I do love ships like this, but I'm probably to chicken to actually sail on one! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Grace!

    Sylvia

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  11. Brilliant but possibly very cramped. I home they carry a lot of Dramamine.

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  12. This trip is definitely NOT for us Grace - looking with both feet firmly planted on the ground is good enough!

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  13. Lovely photos Grace - I enjoy seeing (and photographing) boats, especially historic ones!

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  14. magnifique bateau qui donne envie de jouer aux pirates ;)

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  15. Nice shot Perth, but I'm afraid just looking at the crows nest I feel dizzy!

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  16. I would volunteer but I have just washed my hair. Very good pictures!

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  17. Beautiful vessel for a wonderful trip!

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  18. Hi there - that ship looks great - how on Earth did people sail in the original from England the Australia? How barrel shaped life rafts in those days!

    Cheers - Stewart M -Australia

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  19. I saw this ship once in Europe. A marvel! I'd like to have a trip aboard!
    Those safety boats are surely more efficient than the ancient ones. Almost all boats have that kind on board today.

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  20. Old ships fascinate me - how could they explore, or even survive such long voyages!! Maybe we've just got soft ...

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  21. the adventurous souls who have taken this journey in the past keep the most wonderful journals which can be read on-line.

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  22. the charm of sailing ships never ends!!

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  23. what a beautiful ship .. since I got seasick on the ferry from Boston to Provincetown I havent been keen on boats or ships or ferrys for that matter

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  24. That ship looks like a lot of work to sail!

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  25. Great shots but no sailor am I so sailing around Oz is not my cup of tea! Have a great weekend Grace.

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  26. These old sailing ships are amazing. Hard to imagine travelling across rough seas in something so small and with no sat nav!

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  27. Beautiful pictures. The first one reminds caravels of pirate movies. I loved it.
    Have a great weekend.

    Roberto, Rio de Janeiro

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  28. Aren't tall ships glorious. I'd love a ride, but I'd like to be home for dinner and snug in my bed.

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  29. Sailing on this is pretty hard work! Did it on a Brazilian one, years ago.

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  30. Wonderful ship! Also love the detail shots.

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  31. Schöne Segelschiff.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  32. Wonderful sail ship, interesting details.

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