Thursday, February 17, 2005

Wooden Boat Festival

Monday was the public holiday for Regatta Day, but we were more interested in the final day of the Wooden Boat Festival. About 30,000 people had visited the waterfront to see the assembled boats and ships, so we figured it wouldn't be that crowded by the last day.

The waterfront was a virtual forest of masts. Yachts of all sizes, restored sailing ships and pleasure craft of all descriptions.

The star attraction of course was the "James Craig", built around 1874 and one of the few of its era still to be sailing the seas. Even by modern standards it's quite a big ship, and towered over the rest of the harbour's visitors.

Julie was taking photographs wholesale. Here she is sizing up the "Windward Bound" as a possible subject.

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