The "Notorius" Caravel ( 1 )

Larry Lingard-Davis

Riddells Creek, Australia

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I took this image just as light began to appear over the Geelong Yacht Club on Sat March 10. 2012.
This is the caravel “Notorius” which is now a beautiful piece of workmanship to be admired by thousands.
Click on image to enlarge or just to appreciate the detail…
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‘NOTORIOUS’ was built near Warrnambool in SW Victoria, by amateur boat-builder, Graeme Wylie who researched, designed and constructed ‘NOTORIOUS’ entirely from reclaimed timber, NOT having to chop down a single tree! A truly unique endeavour, inspired by the legendary Mahogany Ship.
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21 metres long and weighing 70 tonnes, ‘NOTORIOUS’ is straight from the 15th century. Rounding the Cape of Good Hope in 1488, Bartholomew Diaz was on board a caravel and the ships used by Ferdinand Magellan for his circum-navigation of the world in 1519 to 1522 were caravels. And, the same ‘Lateen Rig’ is still used on Arab dhows in the Suez Canal today!
Click here if you want to read the whole story…

Taken with a Lumix G2 using a 45 – 200 Four Thirds zoom lens.
with just a touch of hdr ( x2 ).

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