Thursday, 29 March 2012
This is Melbourne in the distance taken from Williamstown. The other is of the sail yards at Williamstown.
My daughter Myrene and I went out for the day to track down some of her friends which she has been following on the high seas of Antarticia. They were there for a good cause saving the whaling of whales from the nasty Japanese who are using these beautiful creatures for meat and goodness knows what else. So the anti-whaling ship was arriving in port and she just has to go and check it out and say hi to some friends. It was a really beautiful day and a lovely drive too. The Steve Irwin will be in port for a few months doing repairs and will be joined by another few shortly from the same fleet being the Sea Shephard fleet. They had a most successful season stoping the Japanese from reaching their quota of whales they only managed to catch 1 third of the quota and they went home defeated, thank goodness we still have more whales in the ocean, they are an amazing creature that needs loads of help.
The Steve Irwin was named after the late Steve Irwin from the Australia Zoo. A man dedicated to the love of animals from all corners of the earth. What a great legacy to help these defenceless whales.
From my understanding the Steve Irwin does not fly the Australian flag because it is regestered to another country, what a pity.