The barque Winterhude moves along easily at 23 degrees South latitude in the type of weather that was some compensation for the hard times met with in higher latitudes. In the tropics, a whole new world appeared – grey days and dark foam-streaked waves giving way to brilliant sun and deep blue seas. The term ‘flying fish weather’ resulted from the numbers of flying fish found skimming the waves in these waters, often flying on board to add variety to the very basic sailing ship fare.

Each day presented previously unseen marine animals to wind ship sailors, who, unlike those in powered vessels with thrumming engines and belching smokestack, had the opportunity to observe them in a leisurely manner.

A pod of whales, unconcerned by the sailer slipping quietly by, provides a diversion for the free watch gathered on the fo’c’sle head.

Marine animals, most commonly encountered, were the dolphins and porpoises that kept close company with the ship, skimming along in the bow wave, but always able to keep ahead. Although their meat resembled steak, many seamen were reluctant to kill them. Sharks however were caught and killed without remorse. Their jaws were carried home triumphantly, the backbone becoming a walking stick; the tail was nailed to the jib boom with the longer lobe uppermost as a token of good luck and fair winds. When a larger shark was caught its tail replaced the previous one.

The hot weather incubated thousands of bed bugs and cockroaches that seem to have resided in ships since man first put to sea.

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Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5  x  28.5 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.2 (in)

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The barque Winterhude moves along easily at 23 degrees South latitude in the type of weather that was some compensation for the hard times met with in higher latitudes.

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In the tropics, a whole new world appeared – grey days and dark foam-streaked waves giving way to brilliant sun and deep blue seas. The term ‘flying fish weather’ resulted from the numbers of flying fish found skimming the waves in these waters, often flying on board to add variety to the very basic sailing ship fare.

Each day presented previously unseen marine animals to wind ship sailors, who, unlike those in powered vessels with thrumming engines and belching smokestack, had the opportunity to observe them in a leisurely manner.

A pod of whales, unconcerned by the sailer slipping quietly by, provides a diversion for the free watch gathered on the fo’c’sle head.

Marine animals, most commonly encountered, were the dolphins and porpoises that kept close company with the ship, skimming along in the bow wave, but always able to keep ahead. Although their meat resembled steak, many seamen were reluctant to kill them. Sharks however were caught and killed without remorse. Their jaws were carried home triumphantly, the backbone becoming a walking stick; the tail was nailed to the jib boom with the longer lobe uppermost as a token of good luck and fair winds. When a larger shark was caught its tail replaced the previous one.

The hot weather incubated thousands of bed bugs and cockroaches that seem to have resided in ships since man first put to sea.

PRINT DETAILS – Regular size print

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5  x  28.6 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.2 (in)

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$75 AUD (includes shipping)

ADD TO CART

Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact us.