Saturday, June 03, 2006

Walking to see the Duyfken



Today was very wet after lunch and I thought we would not be able to do our planned walk in Victor Harbor to see the Replica of the Dutch ship the Duyfken which was anchored in the bay. But the skies cleared and we were in and walking across the Granite Island causeway around 3 pm and there she was, tiny, with three masts, the original was the first to record mapping on the Australian coast in 1606. From what I can gather athe replica was built in Freemantle Western Australia in 1993 to make people aware of that part of our early history.
Sketching her was not easy as she kept swinging at her moorings, I took photos as well as a slightly better record.
We also had a cup of coffee on the Island and while we were having that a seal came swimming almost underneath us. Not the easiest to take sketches of either, always on the move.
So I managed some sketching and a walk (needed after the oysters rockefeller John made for lunch!)

3 comments:

Alison said...

These are lovely, Penny. My daughter has a month volunteer crewing in November on the Duyfken, straight after her uni exams. She is an experienced tall ship sailor, especially interested in celestial navigation and knotting. I'll show her your drawing in the morning. And lucky you to see seals.

Sioux said...

Wonderful sketches and comment.

Elizabeth said...

Penny, thank you for taking us with you on your walks! I look forward to daily visits.