The Bridge, one of two great bridges in Melbourne spanning the river outlets into Port Phillip Bay.
Photo from http://www.melbournephotos.net.au/
This week however, a tall ship sailed into Melbourne's Port Phillip bay. Sailing through the heads it echoed the scenes of the 1800s. This ship was on a re-enactment journey of the Charles Darwin's adventures on the Beagle.
"The Dutch tall ship Stad Amsterdam sailed into Williamstown yesterday on a journey into the past and an exploration of the future. The three-masted clipper is following the route of HMS Beagle on which Charles Darwin made his voyage of discovery 178 years ago. It led to Darwin's theory of evolution and the publication of On The Origin of Species.
The ship began its nine-month voyage in Britain in September and has sailed to Spain, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Tahiti.(From the Age newspaper)
After its Melbourne visit, it will sail to Adelaide and Perth followed by Mauritius and South Africa.
The Stad Amsterdam was accompanied by tall ships Young Endeavour, One and All, and Enterprize for its arrival yesterday after sailing from Sydney."
In the background is Melbourne's skyline seen from Williamstown.
Today is only three weeks before we fly out to Paris when this blog will change its name to "Melbourne Our Home but holidaying in Paris" or something like that.