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Dutch Tall Ships in Australia (Port Adelaide Open Day)

Welcome to my second post following the visit of the Dutch Tall Ships to Australia.  In the first post here, I covered a chance encounter with the ships in Fremantle Harbor.

Five weeks on, and the ships have made it to Adelaide for a short stopover before continuing on their way to Melbourne and then onto Sydney for the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review.

On Saturday 31st August, the ships were open to the public visitors, and quite a crowd turned out for what was a glorious early spring day.

Joining the Europa, Oosterschelde and the Tecla for the open day were the local sailing vessels Falie and the One and All, and the historic steam tug Yelta.

I wandered down to Port Adelaide late in the afternoon and added some more images to my growing set of tall ship photos.

Lord Nelson

The English sail training ship, the Lord Nelson, joined the Dutch tall ships in Adelaide, as she too makes her way towards Sydney. Completed in 1986, she is designed for both able bodied and disabled crew members to actively participate in the sailing of the ship.

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