The Wooden Boat Festival 2019

Here is a more cheery post than I’ve done recently. Today is the first day of the Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. It is only on once every two years so I didn’t want to miss it. As I was not sure if the bus would be running from Geeveston I opted to stay an extra day with Matt and Ally and go from their place leaving Matt to doggy sit Cindy.

I got a ride to town with Ally who had to work and arrived around 11:30am. Of course, as it was the first day, not all the boats had arrived and many were making their way into the harbour when I arrived. The tall ships that are usually on display were not due until the afternoon and unfortunately, I was not able to stay to see them.

There were still a lot of very nice ones to see though. Some were quite old but a lot of the ones that I saw were built in the last forty years. I’m sorry but I have a hard time thinking of something from the 1990s as old.

I walked around for a couple of hours taking photos of the ones that I liked best. It was already quite busy although still easy to get a seat in the food area where I stopped to get a baked potato for lunch.  At this point, I thought I should check on Cindy and messaged Matt. He said that she had been howling a lot and of course I immediately felt guilty for leaving her and cut my visit short.

I did manage to take more than 50 photos though. Here are some of them.

https://www.australianwoodenboatfestival.com.au/

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Public Transport (no private cars or trucks)

People on the Move

It’s no secret that I love photographing public transport especially ferries, trams, and trains. I tried to find some that I had not used before, or at least not recently.

The Manly Fast Ferry. This is a private service I think and crosses Sydney Harbour in much less time than the larger ferries.

The Manly Fast Ferry in Sydney.

Still in Sydney a picture I have used before but this time with a yellow filter.

Tram on the Light Rail system outside Sydney Central Station

I took this one at Kings Cross Station in Sydney. I am very familiar with this station having stayed in King’s Cross on various visits to Sydney in the past.

Train at Kings Cross, Sydney

I didn’t want to leave the buses out. I took this one outside Bellerive oval just before the end of a cricket match. The buses were lined up to take everyone home after the match.

Buses in the rain, outside Bellerive Oval.

This bus ran hop on hop off tours around Hobart and tours to the Cadbury Factory a few years ago. I think it is still in service in the summer time but for another company.

Double Decker bus used for tourists in Hobart.

Finally, a very old photo, taken in 1987 soon after David and I got our first car. We took a trip north to the Flinders Ranges. We saw this coal train somewhere near Leigh Creek SA so strictly speaking not public transport but this type of diesel was used for passenger trains too.

A scan of a coal train, Flinders Ranges SA 1987

A Photo A Week Challenge: Reflections

Reflections on the Water

I am so lucky to live near the beautiful Huon River where most of these photos were taken at different times over the past few years.

image boats on Huon river
The tranquility of the Huon River at Franklin
Moorings at Franklin, Tasmania
Yukon hails from Denmark but now carries visitors on the Huon most days of the week.
A beautiful winter day at Port Huon
Rowing boats on the Huon at Franklin.

This last one was taken in Hobart.

Reflective window.

A Photo A Week Challenge: Neglected

Lady Jane

This blog would qualify as neglected itself for the past week as I’ve been busy with the doll blog but I don’t think a photo of blank screen would be very interesting do you?

Lady Jane used to do cruises on the Derwent from Hobart but was abandoned by the previous owner a few years ago. For a time she was berthed on the Huon at Port Huon and later near Huonville where I took these photos. The last I heard she was over the other side of the river at Cygnet being worked on. One day I hope I’ll be able to get over there to see if she is still there.

Lady Jane at the old mooring near Huonville

Snapshot Sunday: Cartela

I was wondering what to do for today’s photo when I read an article about the restoration of the MV Cartela. She is about to go into a specially made dry dock for further restoration before being reunited with her original steam engine.

I looked amongst my photos and discovered one I had forgotten about from 2009 when she was still based in Hobart. This was taken during the Wooden Boat Festival of that year. The interior photo two years later when we were fortunate enough to cruise on the Derwent with her.

Then she came down to Franklin via Port Huon in 2014. That is one of my favourite photos.

Recently while on our “Yukon” trip I was able to photograph Cartela from the other side.

I hope that I’ll be able to photograph her fully restored one day and enjoy a trip from Hobart to New Norfolk.

Links:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-24/bold-plans-to-restore-the-cartela-to-river-derwent/9898216

 

Snapshot Sunday: Fishing Vessels

We saw quite a few of these small vessels in the Straits of Malacca

I’ve been busy with doll posts today so here is a picture taken on holidays. We saw so much shipping in the Straits of Malacca but these small boats were some of the most interesting . I don’t know if they are actually for fishing but they would certainly be too small for anything more than local freight.