Monday, 25 February 2008

Harbour Craft

Still no artwork to show you. I have been attending to (the never ending) home maintenance - the paint on our fuse box was beginning to peel so I have stripped and sanded it back and painted on the first coat. (so tempted to do a mural here!) So I hAVE been painting!

I had a lovely Sunday with my family - a sister visiting from Hong Kong, my brother and his wife and my other sister Cate. We had lunch in a cafe then took a walk, kids in tow, down to Balls Head, a reserve overlooking Sydney Harbour. The weather was perfect and there were at least three ocean liners in the harbour.

The QEII, soon to become a floating hotel in Dubai, the Queen Victoria on her maiden voyage around the world and the (minute by comparison) Sea Princess. The two former ships making a historic moment together. No other harbour in the world can accomodate them both at the same time. Lots of honking of their great horns and many small sea craft darting across the sparkling harbour. The photo is of the Sea Princess. The other two ships were tucked away around the corner, only to emerge later in the evening. I took this with my mobile phone so apologies, quality is a little dubious.


  1. Good to hear from you Patti. The photo looks a little surreal, as if the boat is suspended in the air above the water! Glad you are having fun with your visiters. Be well, Suki

  2. It was a lovely day, the NSW branch of the family should get together more often.

  3. I've put the very same pic on my blog!
    It was quite surreal and dreamlike- such a great day. I'm glad you made it down.

  4. Hi Patti, so nice to read you again! You truely live in a vey beautiful place of the world:)

  5. Sounds like a fun time, my friend.
    It's amazing how big those ships are - floating cities. Good for you on keeping up with your painting. Can't wait to see what you are creating ...

  6. I'm glad you got to take a break and spend time with family.
    Sounds like you had a great time.
    Now, back to your art!

  7. Hi Patty, still on your cruise?:Thanks so much for coming and visiting Oscar curled up on the sofa...
    Have a wonderful week,
    here in Paris we have had a storm yesterday and through this night, I woke up twice and went to look at the two big trees in the courtyard. They are protected by two big houses behind but they were shaking like Elvis during his best performances (euh, only saw these on TV but I imagine)
    So, this morning it is cold and we have sun! Much better.
    Take care


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