28 January 2012

Sydney Harbour-side; Campbells Cove Jetty on Australia Day

Closer to the Sydney Harbour Bridge end now, and here I see a sailing boat to investigate down at ...


It's known as the Southern Swan, a 40m (130') 1850's style, Danish-oak timber tall ship.  Weighing 200 tonnes, with a mast height of 24m.  Quoting from Sydney Harbour Escapes website this is a ship that had been designed to withstand the icy conditions of the North Atlantic before sailing from England to Australia.   It is now used for corporate charters in Sydney Harbour with prices ranging from $AUD800/hr. in the low season, to $AUD1250/hr. in the peak season, with a minimum 4 hour charter.





how can can a ship that size have such a tiny rear end?


and as I was taking this photo from the other side.......another sail boat goes by ....

13 comments:

Maple Lane said...

My husband and I enjoyed these pictures so very much! Lovely! Have a great weekend.

Jeanne said...

These are so gorgeous and in the last picture so lovely to see the ?? i forget what it is, but the wonderful building behind the ship.... What amazing architecture and what a great adventure you have had. Have a great day.

TexWisGirl said...

your comment about the tiny rear end made me laugh! :)

Al said...

What a beautiful ship, but out of my price range. It's nice to see sea-themed photos like this!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the pictures of the tall ship!

Liz said...

Ahhh... tall ships! They are so interesting adn such an old world charm. Great shots, Carole.

Vagabonde said...

I really enjoyed looking at your photos. It must have been a lot of fun to watch these big ships.

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a beautiful ship. :)

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful sailing boats to see Carole. I see the tall ships when they visit Liverpool... it's a wonderful sight.

Dianne said...

Oh! I do love these tall ships .. so other worldy. I can imagine years ago this beautiful harbour would have been filled with tall ships... what a sight it must have been.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Wow! Thank you for the tour. Your photography is great...so enjoy your blog!
Hugs, Cindy

Julie said...

Yep, walked out to the end of Campbell's Cove Jetty and took shots of the towering nimbus clouds beyound the OH.

Geke said...

Wow, the prices for the Southern Swan ship. Not for my pocket! but a beautiful ship though, especially when the sails are raised. What a great trip to Sydney I can see you enjoyed it!