Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Duyfken sails in to Hillarys Boat Harbour..



Unfortunately I missed the arrival of the Duyfken as it sailed into Hillarys Boat Harbour last Thursday.. I'm determined not to miss it sailing out of the harbour next week! The tall ship is on a journey up the WA coast (super link for anyone who loves tall ships, and who doesn't) to celebrate the Dirk Hartog 400th anniversay (1616 - 2016), the trip ending with the official ceremony on Dirk Hartog Island,the most western point of Australia. I've seen the replica Duyfken in Fremantle Harbour, where it was built and later launched in 1999, many times, but it was pretty cool to see the tall ship berthed next to the Breakwater tavern in the harbour five minutes from where I live...


Some of the shots were taken in the afternoon and some later when I went back with Aimee in the evening.  Interesting to see the complexity of the tall ship sails beside the modern yachts. As we were standing on the boat slips on the other side of the harbour about fifty paddle boarders came around the corner straight towards us.. blimey they breed them tough in Oz.. it was freezing :) I enjoyed the comparison between old and new below, the sail ship and the ferry! I couldn't decide which shots to use so I've probably used too many, don't hate me :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...


24 comments:

  1. ...a neat treasure Grace, how about linking up at Tuesday's Treasures!

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  2. Great photos Grace. What a majestic sail ship, I'm sure it's attracting crowds to Hillarys.

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  3. That sounds like a Dutch tallship, Duyfken is an old Dutch word for pigeon. They are so beautiful to watch. Those paddle boarders are a strange contrast between two worlds.

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  4. Spectacular! I would love to see a tallship like that, especially in that setting. PS I smiled with delight that a family member of yours visited Coventry.

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  5. There is something so elegant about these tall ships!

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  6. Looks like you had lots of fun. Gotta love those paddle boaters.

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  7. How cool is that? Good shots of an amazing vessel.

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  8. That's beautiful Grace. Lucky you to be able to live on the ocean.

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  9. The tall ships are a beautiful sight! The names you mention sound all Dutch :)

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  10. These are all gorgeous shots and that is a splendid ship. What fun to have this so close to where you live.

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  11. Oh, man! Can you just imagine crossing the ocean in one of these things? Crazy!

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  12. I just love these Tall Ships - great photo's Grace

    All the best Jan

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  13. The ship looks quite small, which is perhaps not a bad thing in the harbour, but maybe not in the open sea.

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  14. Gostei de ver esta magnifica caravela.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  15. Great series, Grace, I love these tall ships !

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  16. Impressive sights, Grace - and... there can never be too many pictures :-)
    Love esp the evening shots, you can feel the adventures of times long ago.

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  17. Beautiful, exciting and what a lovely place to spend the day, or longer!

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  18. How wonderful to get to see these square rigged, tall ships. They are marvelous at capturing wind to sail the world's seas, but I'm happy not to be a seaman required to climb to the top of the rigging in all kinds of weather.

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  19. Why is it that we love tall ships? They look like a lot of work, but they are pretty.

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  20. So difficult to get pics of these ships as they are so tall and will not fit!
    You made a great job of this. Just not enough pics!
    Hard work sailing those but more character than the flash gits behind them.

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