Vintage boat trip, Sunday 7th April

Regal II

Perfect weather with blue skies and sparkling water greeted us on Sunday morning, as we set off on our cruise on the comfortable vintage ferry Regal II.  Plenty of food and drink added to our enjoyment as we took a different route this year, travelling down the Lane Cove river and past Onions Point, before cruising along the Parramatta River.

Rodd Island

We sailed under the Iron Cove and Tarban Creek bridges, past the Balmain foreshore and as far as Rodd Island where, courtesy of Brigid Dowsett & Tony Saunders, we were entertained with a story involving the Island and Sarah Bernhardt’s visit to Australia in June 1891.

Iron Cove bridge

Tarban Creek bridge

We sailed past Spectacle and Snapper Islands and learned more interesting facts about these historic Islands, courtesy of Karen Presland.  We then meandered back up to Tarban Creek, where we once again enjoyed the beautiful view of Riverglade Reserve from the water.

 

 

Brigid Dowsett & Karen Presland

A lovely relaxing trip appreciated by a large group of HHT members and our friends from the Historical Society.

Photos by Judith Johnson and Karen Presland

 

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