Endeavour – Quarter Deck

Oil on Linen Board
60 x 45 cm

The painting depicts the view from the quarter deck of the Endeavour replica sailing off Wilsons Promontory en route to Eden

In 2006, after serving as a tour guide on the Endeavour Replica when it was in Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games, I was invited to crew on a trip from Melbourne to Eden. The sailing conditions were perfect as we rounded Wilsons Promontory with a fresh following breeze. For many of the voyage crew this was their first time sailing on a tall ship and the view from the quarterdeck showed the complexity of the extensive rigging and sails that were powering the ship through the swell and choppy seas of Bass Strait.

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