Visit to Batavia's Graveyard

Between August 3 and 14 - 2013 we sailed with the marvelous Dutch Tall Ship - 'Oosterschelde' from Fremantle to the historic Batavia sites in the Abrolhos Island Group off the coast near Geraldton WA. This photo gallery is a first impression.
Soon I will add video and some Virtual Tours.
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Dutch Tall Ship 'Oosterschelde'

The three-masted topsail schooner 'Oosterschelde' * is the largest restored Dutch sailing ship, and is a monument for Dutch shipbuilding and maritime navigation under sail.

'Oosterschelde' made several impressive journeys since her restoration in 1992. For example, she sailed an earlier journey around the world (finished in 1998), made several expeditions to Spitsbergen and sails to Cape Verde in wintertime. But the ship is also in use in domestic and foreign ports for presentation and promotion activities.

Sailing on board 'Oosterschelde' is a special experience. No one is a passenger, but is part of the guest crew. We will learn you all about sailing, steering and navigating the ship.

* Oosterschelde is named after a major Dutch Sea-inlet - Part of the main river Delta in the South-West.

Open a sailing the Oosterschelde Video:

Sailing the historic Dutch Tall Ship Oosterschelde from jacob-thephotographer on Vimeo.

The historic Dutch Tall Ship 'Oosterschelde' , sailing from Fremantle (Western Australia) to the Abrolhos Island group, 450 km North of Fremantle. The Oosterschelde sailed together with 'Bark Europa' and 'the Tecla' , both from the Netherlands on their way from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to Sydney and Antarctica , for a two year round the world voyage.

This short Video was shot during one of the sailing days during the 12 day trip on the Indian Ocean near the West Australian Coast between Fremantle and the Abrolhos Islands on a Batavia themed journey to Batavia's graveyard with a Dutch crew and Dutch plus Australian passengers all working hand in hand to sail this marvellous ship.

Cinematography by "Jacob the Photographer" , a Dutch / Australian Professional Photographer.

Camera used was a Olympus OM-D EM-5 with various lenses. The most exotic lens for video was the 8mm Fisheye !
A project also featured on

Virtual Tour of the Western Australian Museum - Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle

Live position of the Dutch Tall Ships: Oosterschelde, Bark Europa and Tecla

Virtual Tour of the Shipwreck Galleries in Fremantle