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Tall Ships Festival, Hobart, 20-25 September 2013.

We arrived in Hobart to live on 15 September, after a 5 day, 2,100 km drive with our 5 cats down the east coast of Australia.  That was fun in parts and truly dreadful in others.  However.

One of my main aims was to arrive in time for the Tall Ships Festival.  By the 20th I was still feeling wring pout but did get down to the river on the first day to catch some of the ships progressing up the river Derwent with their flotillas of accompanying small craft, and then for sunrise at the docks the next morning.

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Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde & Tecla

Oosterschelde & Tecla

Europa followed by Lady Franklin and a flotilla of small vessels progressing up the river

Europa followed by Lady Franklin and a flotilla of small vessels sailing up the river

Europa and Lady Franklin off Sandy Bay

Europa and Lady Franklin off Sandy Bay

Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde

Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson

Tecla

Tecla

Lady Franklin & Tecla at sunrise, 21 September

Lady Franklin & Tecla at sunrise, 21 September

Yesterday I went down to the docks and took a few more shots, including some inside the pavilion of the various stands.  The Tasmanian Scrimshaw artists work was astounding, I will add more images later.

Oosterschelde

Oosterschelde

Ooosterschelde doing some refurbishments to gear and rigging

Ooosterschelde doing some refurbishments to gear and rigging

Map from the Europa

Map from the Europa

Whaler's scrimshaw

Whaler’s scrimshaw

Modern scrimshaw on an old whale tooth (sourced from Albany WA & carved in Tasmania)

Modern scrimshaw on an old whale tooth (sourced from Albany WA & carved in Tasmania)

Today I am off to Rosny Park to (hopefully) shoot the Parade of Sail under the Tasman Bridge.  Then IF I can manage it I will dart down the Sandty Bay Rd to catch them on their way out to sea.  See how I go.

It is very windy and raining but I’ll rug up and I have the camera raincoat, so all should be well.

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One response

  1. Great shots Odille.

    Here’s a directory for many of the ships, along with their widely storied histories, that visited Hobart – like Oosterschelde, Europa and The Lord Nelson.

    21 December 2013 at 05:39

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