You might remember that having missed the arrival of the Duyfken sailing into Hillarys Boat Harbour I was determined to catch it sailing out. Alas it was not to be, the weather on departure day was particularly uncooperative, the Dutch flag flying straight out in the stiff south-westerly
gale force breeze!
Below you can see (if you pull the image in a bit) the winged-hat god Mercury.. port-side for fortune at war.. starboard side for fortune in trading, and the figure-head representing the symbol of Amsterdam, the 'rampant lion'. If you are interested in the building of the replica this is a good link..
The estimated time of departure was around midday, put back to somewhere between 2 - 4pm. To be sure not to miss anything myself and a few hearty
stalwarts :) huddled out of the gale force wind behind the lighthouse wall at the entrance to the harbour.. to cut a long story short we were still huddled there after 5pm when we heard that the Duyfken would not leave harbour until 5am the next morning, which it did.. so I missed it :) The water looked ominously dark and foreboding as we left, I could see their point in postponing! Have a good Wednesday, take care and stay safe...
Shared with Tuesday's Treasures..