The first time we have ever been to see the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. D&I booked a spot at the Old Quarantine Station at the North Head of the harbour. Only 300 people there and they let us sit on the verandah - so had a great view in the comfort of dense shade and lovely cool breeze. Sketching this was the only time I was in the sun!
Filling in time sketching boats and people...
Middle head - this is the place that i think would be the best location (it is my favourite spot in Sydney) but who knows how crowded it would be
A vertical slice of the panaroma view
Getting ready for the start.... a real start line was forming and the spectator craft in the foreground was building up!
A bit crazy trying to draw as the leading boat sails past... I then proceeded to overwork the colouring! Sigh!
Last sketch for the day - the second boat, Scandia going through the heads. I then sat and just watched the boats - it was just SO amazing - I had tears in my eyes...it was so special! What a wonderful day!
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