Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Posts tagged “Leeuwin

A bit of a mixture

Here is a shot of a dolphin at Three Bears this morning.

Surfing dolphin

Surfing dolphin


And here are some shots from yesterdays departure of the STS Leeuwin (leaving Busselton, bound for Fremantle).
Bowsprit

Bowsprit


From the stern

From the stern


Sailing away

Sailing away


The Leeuwin left the jetty under power, then turned into the wind as the sails were raised. Once under sail the Leeuwin looked graceful and in her element.

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STS Leeuwin on the Busselton Jetty

I took a walk out the jetty today to see the STS Leeuwin berthed at the jetty. The last time I saw a ship tied up to the jetty was as a child. The ship was loading timber, and trains used to take the timber out to the ship. We would be crabbing from the jetty and when the train went past, we would have to climb down under the deck of the jetty to let it past. We were totally unsupervised but no-one was ever hurt except when a crab was too quick for us.

Today there was a ship (the STS Leeuwin), a train (of sorts), and a restored jetty that is much grander than the original. It is good to see that the ink stains from squid are gradually taking the pristine edge off the restored jetty and adding a bit of colour.

Busselton Jetty

Busselton Jetty


STS Leeuwin in Bunker Bay

I saw the Leeuwin going towards Bunker Bay and dashed out to capture some images of her. Fortunately the sun was setting and bathed the Leeuwin in a golden glow. These were captured May 2010.

STS Leeuwin in Bunker Bay

STS Leeuwin in Bunker Bay

STS Leeuwin in Bunker Bay

STS Leeuwin in Bunker Bay

STS Leeuwin in Bunker Bay