On Friday of last week (Aug 2010) I flew from Brisbane to Melbourne for the day to be presented, by the Victorian Minister for Small Business the Honourable Joe Helper MP, with a certificate honouring Journey Jottings being a finalist in the Australian Home Based Business Awards this year.
The Exhibition Centre is next to the Maritime Museum so after the presentation I came out into the evening air and walked down to the recently restored three-masted iron barque Polly Woodside.
The old, seen below, reflected in the new Convention Centre.
At the end of last year I reproduced each day (on the exact day that they had occurred 131 years earlier) extracts from A.Whelan’s journal, written in 1878. For a summary of the trip I selected 10 journal entries, which can be read here, or for all 97 entries (he was at sea for 93 days) click here 🙂
I then walked across the pedestrian Seafarers Bridge to the Docklands.
I was then treated to a beautiful sunset…
and down to the city over Spencer Street Bridge 🙂
All photos taken by Linda Fairbairn