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We are Sailing…..

22 Jan

Today we spent a very pleasant day sailing on the Derwent River.  A friend has a yacht and while it’s usually ‘the boys’ who go and play, today I got an invite.  There were many great moments, so it’s hard to choose just a few for here.

The first was a group of seals that were just floating in the water with one flipper in the air.  They were not at all worried as we sailed past.

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One even appeared to roll over and wave at us.

©2017 Cathy Craig

Then as we were heading home we got a close look at the Eye of the Wind.

©2017 Cathy Craig

Wooden Boats Anyone?

7 Feb

This weekend is the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, it’s a biennial event that sees wooden boats of all sorts of shapes and sizes visit the state.

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One of my favourite parts of the Hobart waterfront incorporates a sculpture by well known local artists Stephen Walker.

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I am always drawn to the old square riggers.  I sometimes wonder if I should have been born 200 years ago.  I couldn’t resist the old and the new either.

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Finally, we visited the steam powered boats.  What struck me the most though was the line up of people all jostling for position to get a photo. 🙂

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