Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fathers Day, the first day of Spring, and a few tall ships

Today is Fathers Day in Australia, so a happy Fathers Day to all dads out there!!  It is also the first day of spring.   It is also the last day of the Port Adelaide Festival of Tall Ships.  Six tall ships where tied up along the Port Adelaide frontage, Lord Nelson from the UK, Oosterschelde from the Netherlands, our own One and All, Europa and Tecla also from the Netherlands and Falie, also based in Australia.

Four of the ships left the port this morning, bound for Kangaroo Island en-route to Sydney. Europa, a 55m (180 ft) barque was the first to leave, followed by One and All, a 42m (140 ft) brigantine.  They headed into the Port river through "Diver Derek" Bridge.

Next to follow was Oosterschelde a 50m (160 ft) schooner.  Last to leave was Tecla a 38m (125 ft) Herring Lugger.

They made a grand site as they made their way along Port River towards Gulf St. Vincent.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tony, we were there too & missed the ships! Left before The Lord Nelson & co sailed. Nice shots. Mike