A pastel painting of Flinders Pier
A wonderful old Pilot Boat
When I was a child, I was afraid to walk along Flinders Pier, because there were such wide gaps between the weathered planks and I could see the water below.
These days I am fascinated by the boats moored alongside, such as this wonderful old pilot boat.
I was talking to the manager of the Flinders General Store recently, when she told me that a woman had called into the store, hoping that she might be able to find a card for her grandfather.
She had driven from Melbourne and was on her way to his 80th birthday party.
Having spotted a stand displaying some of my art cards, she started scrolling through them when she was astonished and delighted to to find a copy of 'Safe Harbour.'
Apparently her grandfather had been the captain of that very same pilot boat for many years until his retirement.