Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Tall Ship, Enterprize (1)


Whilst in Melbourne at the beginning of June, I took a trip on a sailing ship. A one-hour trip. It was the only sailing that ventured out that day, as the weather brewed up nasty. Three fishermen lost their life when their dinghy overturned. We sailed off Portarlington, on the southern reaches of Port Phillip Bay, as part of the Portarlington Celtic Festival.


The "Enterprize" is the replica of John Pascoe Fawkner's Schooner Enterprize - the ship that sailed from Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1835 with the first permanent white settlers that started what has become the City of Melbourne.

This is the first of seven posts about our trip on the tall-ship. The seventh post will be my July Theme Day offering for "Upside Down".


5 comments:

Susan Bauer said...

Lovely photos and commentary. I especially like the close-ups, but they are even better because you also captured the whole context.

Joe said...

Wow - what a wonderful adventure Julie.

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't mind stepping aboard. I look forward to the rest of the series!

Jim said...

Excellent shots.

VP said...

I have read of the original ship, but didn't know that a replica existed. Lucky you for your trip!