" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Buffalo In Trouble .....




HMS Buffalo  moored in the Patawolonga at Glenelg
is an exact replica of the vessel that brought our first
free settlers to South Australia - some of my ancestors
being among them.
The ship... currently in use as a restaurant and nautical museum
  is in trouble  ... with major renovation needed to keep it afloat.
For this pic ... all seems to be ship-shape


Linking with
James' Weekend Reflections


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16 comments:

Mark said...

Hope they can save it. Great shot.

Stephanie said...

It would be a shame if they don't fix it up. Beautiful shot!

Nadege, said...

It certainly would be a shame to see it go. Great reflections.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's a fine vessel. And it does have something of the buffalo in its appearance! Hope they'll be able to keep afloat.

Carole M. said...

wonderful photograph and great reflections..

'Tsuki said...

What a beautiful boat ! The picture is amazing, well done !

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice photo and what looks to be a nice place for something to eat.

Linda said...

That is a beautiful shot! Hope they manage to save the boat!

biebkriebels said...

A very nice picture of a beautiful ship.

diane b said...

Maybe they could pull it out of the water but keep it as a museum and restaurant. Hope it is fixed and not demolished.

Andrew said...

Have you mentioned it before or did I hear of its problems elsewhere?

Sally in WA said...

Neat ship and great photo. I hope restorations are able to be made to preserve it.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

There are many challenges facing historical ships and buildings. I hope that this fine one is saved. Great still water refelction.

Bises,
Genie

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Such a great use for the replica. Hope they are able to attend to the renovations as required. It looks wonderful perched by the water.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I hope also that they can save The Buffalo, I'm thinking a meal there would be a unique experience. I so love some of the Australian names, I mean 'Patawolonga' who wouldn't enjoy saying that!! Gorgeous reflections Dianne.

Heptaparaparshinokh said...

It should probably be noted that this "HMS Buffalo" is about 30 years old and is made from cement. It doesn't float or rest on the water it has foundations. Much like your house. So, losing it would be no great loss. Having said that, I have had some lovely meals there over the years. The restaurant used to have lovely little private dining rooms. Very romantic.

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