Australian flag flying atop Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The "Kathleen Gillett", a gaff tops'l ketch l sailed by Mr. Jack Earl and crew, circa 1948.
Note the simple but elegant lines of this gaff topsail ketch. Relative long waterline and extended bowsprit to increase sail area.
Note long bowsprit, and simple lines of the hull.
Stern to view of "Kathleen Gillett", double ender. She would go easily through the water.
Takin' in the sights.
Inside the Heads, with our hosts.
View to Opera House as we approached Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Piers of Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sydney Opera House
Our guest, with Opera House, and cruise ship at Circular Quay.
Sea shells of the Sydney Opera House with Fastcat Ferry.
The Manly Ferry, "Freshwater"...care when crossing their sealanes. Of the Freshwater Class, built 1982, carries 1100 passengers. This class is named after famous Australian beaches.
We're away, and destination Quarantine Bay, Manly in light air.
Underway on a sunny afternoon.
On course for headlands and entrance to Pittwater.
Entrance to Broken Bay.
Map of the Pittwater.
Exploring Cowan Creek
Our sistership "Medina" underway. Note stern davits, in boom furling, and cutter rig.
"Medina" crew at leisure; note very useful stern platform.
View of the Pittwater from West Head.
Barrenjoey Headland, at the entrance to the Pittwater.
Lighthouse, Barenjoey Headland.
Our guest on a sunny day, West Head looking South East. As good as it gets.
Lion Island, a distinctive feature.
Cruising anchorage, note multiplicity of tenders, surfskis, and kayaks one for every family member.
Bay of the Americas; closer in boats on moorings.