Hillaries – Sorrento Quay

Urban Sketchers Perth meeting at Hillaries yesterday, the morning started very wet and windy so we sheltered in a cafe for a while. Later the wild weather blew away and the sun came out. Sketch sitting on the rocks looking across the marina at the boats for sale and the cafes and shops.

Maylands Amateur Boat Builders Yard

20170216-maylands-amateur-boat-builders-yard-2Maylands Amateur Boat Builders Yard this morning, on the banks of the Swan river in Maylands. This is a boat yard full of boats in various states of repair/disrepair….their owners working on them as time and money allow. Some boats look like they have been awaiting attention on dry land for a very long time. Above a wooden motor boat named “Pantomime” in need of some TLC.

20170216-maylands-amateur-boat-builders-yard-1On the right an un-named metal yacht with lovely rust stains dribbling down her hull. Access via a wonderful homemade set of rusty steel ladders made of various lengths of steel welded together. There was a “danger – no access” sign on the ladders….apparently her owner has not about much lately.