It has been a long time since I’ve been on a boat, with the wind whipping my hair back and the salty spray stinging my cheeks. But this morning we were lucky enough to join some friends on the River Derwent as part of the local flotilla that gathered to send off the Tall Ships from Hobart.
As you’ll see from the photos, the weather changed every five minutes throughout the morning – we were treated to beautiful sunshine and bucketing rain – but we were well wrapped up, and the event was an absolute joy. DorkyDad and I are both salty dogs at heart, and found it hard living in Hertfordshire with not a coastline to be seen for miles. We are hopeful that living in Tassie will help DorkySon fall in love with the sea too… I think this morning has helped him well on his way.
Amazing photos!! Lucky you – great vantage from on the river.
Impressive boats, and I am so jealous of your proximity to the seaside. Jason keeps on about wanting to live in California and I don’t want to uproot my family, but the sea is probably the one thing that would make me go.
Gorgeous ships. Love how high up the masts people have to climb. I am not made for the sea. I end up being sick within about five minutes!
Wow! They look amazing, I think it’s going to be a standard obligatory doodah that I now tell you how very jealous I am of your new surroundings after every post x
Looks amazing, how awesome to be so close to the sea!
Wow – there’s a ship and a half! Mighty impressive, I bet Dorky Son loved it, I know I would!
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That looks brilliant…. all that wonderful sea air. I’ll bet you’re all sleeping really well. Dorky Son must be having the time of his life…. and those tall ships are stunning. X
These are sensational shots, Ruth. Clever you. We watched from the shore until the rain got the better of us! J x
Hi DorkyMom, here’s a great directory of tall ships, some with the same rigging types that visited Hobart, like The Lord Nelson and Europa.
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