Welcome to my fourth and concluding post covering a visit of three Dutch tall ships Europa, Oosterschelde and Tecla to Australia.
If you have just arrived here, then you may wish to first view the earlier posts:
Dutch Tall Ships in Australia (The Initial Encounter)
Dutch Tall Ships in Australia (Port Adelaide Open Day)
Dutch Tall Ships in Australia (In the Twilight Zone)
On the morning after the Port Adelaide open day, the ships set sail for Melbourne, accompanied by the local sail training ship One and All which was sailing down as far as Kangaroo Island. Another glorious early spring day and a good spectator fleet was on hand to farewell the four ships. I popped my own boat in the water (all five metres of it!) and followed the fleet down the Port River and out into the gulf. Wind was a steady 10-12 knot northerly and the sea was near flat. Couldn’t have been a better day.