steam yachts


I’ve been a bit slow updating the blog lately - have been busy with the Classic & Wooden Boat Show here in Sydney (yes, my job sometimes involves things like dressing up in a 1920s swimsuit, robe and Ebena necklace for promotional purposes and the Festival’s “Swimswear through the ages” parade). My colleague here is wearing one of the Annette Kellerman labelled suits in my collection. We had such a blast - I brought out both swimsuits and 1930s beach pajamas for the 1920s - 30s sections of the parade. 

The gorgeous vessel in these photos is the Steam Yacht Ena, built 1900 and still breathtakingly beautiful.  


Early Morning At The Victorian Gothic Boat Houses On Lake Windermere.

National Trust Fell Foot, Cumbria, England   August 2015.

Built Mid 19th century by Colonel George Ridehalgh to house his steam-yachts: Britannia & the Fairy Queen.  Col. Ridehalgh was a founder member of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club.  This site (extending to 18 acres) now belongs to the National Trust.

Nikon D300 17-55 f2.8G   Shot at (top) 17mm f8 1/1000th sec (bottom) 17mm f10 1/800th sec