Sunday, November 19, 2006

Day 2003
We spent Saturday night at Hobarts Beach, a National Park campground, next to a back-lake and a short walk through dense banksia and tea-tree scrub to the sea. We saw several enormous sea eagles and the Walagoot Lake yacht club was having a regatta.
In the afternoon, we returned to Eden to farewell Finnian. She was 'at home', tying things up and other things down. The wind was a warm north westerly, pretty good for square rig sailing towards Tasmania. They have a 3 hour on/ three hour off watch system, with all hands on deck for major sail changes. She is sleeping in a hammock, below deck with 14 others - only the captain has a space to himself. Then it was off home, to keep a close eye on the BOM (Bureau of Meteorology website)

5 comments:

Hashi said...

I like your use of negative space between the tree trunks.

Katherine said...

Really great drawings Alison.

Looks to me like you enjoyed yourself and had some time to get a more involved drawing done. :)

Julie Oakley said...

What a challenge to draw that ship and what a great drawing. I've also googled to see the progress of the ship though I think I've found out of date web pages.

Penny said...

Alison what a lovely few pages of your sketchbook. I love them all, I am afraid that mine didnt come out in my 3 day rush to Victoria and back. Love the way you did the Duyfken, and your museum sketches. Great adventures seem to be had by all.

Jana Bouc said...

These are some of my favorites of yours. I agree with Hashi re the negative space. The composition and design elements are great too. The boat seems like it would be hard to draw but you nailed it!