Tag Archives: Madang

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Still Life. sandblasted Nikkor lens and film

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Film: The fabulous gaff schooner  – Adix – anchored off Cowes on the Isle of Wight. She was built by Astilleros de Mallorca, and launched in 1984.


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Film: Anchored at Meganisi in the Ionian islands of Greece


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Film: Creole  – legendary three-masted Schooner – arriving to anchor  in Fethiye, Southern Turkey. Presently owned by the Gucci family, she remains the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht.

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Film: The sun begins to disperse the mist from the bay. Turkey

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Film: Hang-gliding: it looks so damned easy!

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Film: World War II War Memorial – Yaroslavl – Russia

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Film: Catherine the Great’s Summer Palace nr St Petersburg


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Film: Burns Philp’s MV Malaita alongside the wharf in Madang, on the northern coast of New Guinea.  Malaita was one of Australia’s best-known and remembered ships,  and she played a big role in my life

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Digital: The Sydney Opera House – another take

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Digital: Summer sunset in Sydney: plane approaching Kingsford Smith International Airport


Film – and Leica I 1928: Homestead in the the Southern Highlands of  New South Wales – Australia


Digital: A bushranger’s watering place – at the foot of Thunderbolt’s Way 


Here, on Blow The Wind Summerly, you’ll find sailing and travel stories and information, interviews, reminiscences, and a varied selection of Art and Photography. For many years I wrote for, and was a correspondent, for a number of sailing, travel magazines worldwide: these included Sailing Magazine USA, Yachting Monthly, Yachting World, Classic Boat, Wooden Boat,  Cruising Helmsman,  SA Yachting, NZ Yachting,  Musical Opinion,  Australian Photography Essex Life,  Sussex Life,  and the inflight magazines of Swissair, Gazette,    and Air Maltas’ Il-Bizzilla &c.

I met many fascinating and wonderful people along the way, and from the sailing and travel-exploring angle, Jacques Yves Cousteau, Ranulp Fiennes, and Joseph Calleja were outstandingly generous with their  time relating some of  their experiences.

Apart from my years spent sailing, I am a musician, – and I have had the good fortune to meet and work with many great artists. My website can be found here: Rob Weatherburn

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Most of the images will be in Low Resolution and now with Copyright Stamp across them. Anyone interested in High Resolution images without Copyright Stamp – should contact me directly.

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All material on this blog – written, artwork, and photography  – is Copyright.

Rob Weatherburn.