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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
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Go triple Dutch
Three Dutch Tall Ships, the fishing lugger 'Tecla', the bark 'Europa' and the three-masted schooner 'Oosterschelde', are sailing around the world; wandering the oceans and following the old trade routes of historic times.

Tall Ships, Port Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)
Tall Ships, Port Adelaide


Their epic voyage started in the Netherlands in September 2012. The 3 ships were together to see 'Europa' off to Antarctica. In May 2013 the 3 ships met again in Cape Town, South Africa where they then sailed to Mauritius before crossing the Indian Ocean to land in the port of Fremantle in Western Australia where they are due to dock on 3rd August.

Tall Ships, McLaren Wharf, Port Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)
Tall Ships, McLaren Wharf, Port Adelaide


The Tall Ships will arrive in Port Adelaide on August 28th and stay till September 1st before heading to Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney and then to Auckland in New Zealand.

South Australia's very own Tall Ships - the Falie and the One & All will join the trio at McLaren Wharf (next to the lighthouse) in Port Adelaide for a spectacular heritage maritime display. The Falie was built in 1919 in the Netherlands and is the same class of ship as the Tecla.

The One & All, Port Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)
The One & All, Port Adelaide


The ships will be open to the public on Saturday 31st August. The ships will be open between 11am and 5.30pm. Cost is a gold coin donation and there will be events throughout Port Adelaide, including hands-on and interactive demonstrations and displays at the South Australian Maritime Musuem.

The Falie, McLaren Wharf, Port Adelaide (©paula mcmanus)
The Falie, McLaren Wharf, Port Adelaide


For those who wish to jump on board and sail with the crew, you can book a berth for the voyage to Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney. For all the details, go to the Dutch Tall Ships website.
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Why? Visit 5 tall ships in the Port
When: 28th August to 1st September 2013
Where: McLaren Wharf, Port Adelaide
Cost: Unknown at time of publication
Your Comment
Nice one Paula!
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11266) 2332 days ago
Lovely photos, Paula!
by Julia Wakefield (score: 1|99) 2303 days ago
Hi I know a guy who works on the Aussie ship and he tells me the cost is very cheap to go on board to check out the ships. About $2
hope that helps. Kim
by Bunny Loves (score: 1|18) 2285 days ago
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