First glimpse of Queen Mary 2
Taken from Railway Level Crossing near Victoria Wharf, Fremantle.
Crowds of people crossing behind me
All were heading towards the Queen Mary 2.
As close as I could go from the Wharf
The Passenger Terminal was barricaded off from the public on this day.
Zoomed in through the Picket Barricade
Imported Vehicles on the Wharf
Imported Cars on the Wharf
Still wrapped in protective Plastic!
View along the edge of the Wharf
Entrance to Fremantle Harbour
Sail Training Tall Ship, Leeuwin II
The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, based in Fremantle, Western Australia, provides an opportunity for a life changing experience aboard Australia's largest dedicated sail training tall ship, Leeuwin II.
Leeuwin II at Fremantle Wharf
The Foundation is a not for profit organisation dedicated to youth development. Under the principle of equality of access, our Youth Explorer Voyages deliver a quality program onboard the ship, designed to develop personal potential.
Approaching Leeuwin II
The Foundation also offers Adult Adventure Voyages, voyages for young people with disabilities, corporate and private charters and public sails.
Three Masts of Leeuwin II
The Foundation's voyage program takes in the Western Australian coastline from Esperance in the south, calling into Albany, Bunbury, Fremantle and further north through to Geraldton, Monkey Mia, Exmouth, Dampier and Broome. Since 1986, over 30,000 people have benefited from the experience of a voyage, sailing aboard Leeuwin II.
The Bow of Leeuwin II
The tall ship, Leeuwin II, is owned and operated by the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation Ltd, a not for profit organisation based in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Figurehead attached to Bow
Launched in 1986, Leeuwin II is Australia's largest sail training tall ship and is dedicated to challenging and inspiring people on adventurous ocean voyages.
Trainee sitting on the Bowsprit
Our mission is to challenge and inspire young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community through the unique medium of a tall sailing ship.
Some of the Crew
The Foundation offer adventurous voyages along the Australian coast between Esperance and Broome. A wide range of programmes are available to suit all ages and interests, from short 3 hour sails to 12 day voyages.
Banner on Gangplank
Information at www.sailleeuwin.com
Our activities are designed to encourage teamwork, communication, goal setting, problem solving and leadership. Discover the power of experiential learning at sea. Leeuwin is proud to sail in a smoke-free environment.
South Mole Lighthouse
Small vessels entering the harbour.
Queen Mary 2 towers above other vessels
View from Beach Street, Fremantle
Base of Overhead Bridge to Passenger Terminal
From the Overhead Pedestrian Bridge
Fremantle / Perth Railway below.
Imported Cars on the Wharf
Queen Mary 2 at the Passenger Terminal
People look so small on Queen Mary 2
Some of the crowd on the Pedestrian Bridge
Zoomed out, but still too large for the viewfinder!
Crowds of Pedestrians
People came in the thousands to see Queen Mary 2.
In the Crowd
A voice behind me asked "Why do they keep stopping"? Another voice answered "To take photos"!
Rows of Life Boats along the side
Zoomed to Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2 is a Cunard Liner
Crowds of People to see Queen Mary 2
View along Wharf from Pedestrian Bridge
More of the Crowd coming and going
View from Pedestrian Bridge
Fremantle / Perth Railway line and historic Wool Stores.
Fremantle Passenger Terminal
Passenger Liner Athena was dwarfed by the Queen Mary 2, but top of Athena can just be seen above the buildings.
Railway Lines and Historic Buildings of Fremantle