S.V Condesa Del Mar

23 meter Herreshoff Schooner built in Wilmington Boat Yard California 1970 onwards. Fit out completed mid 1990's. Mark and Jenny Gaskell purchased Condesa November 2011 and crossed the Pacific Ocean in 2012.

25 October 2023 | Keppel Bay Marina
19 October 2023 | Rescue Bay -Middle Percy Island
13 October 2023 | Hamilton Island
30 September 2023 | Wide bay Bar
06 September 2023 | Brisbane australia
24 August 2023 | The Panama Canal
19 August 2023 | Linton Bay Panamá
11 August 2023 | Bonaire
07 August 2023 | Bonaire par of the king do of the Netherlands
01 August 2023 | Dominica
26 July 2023 | Antigua, West Indies
10 February 2023 | Hobart
06 March 2022 | Brisbane River
08 December 2021 | Gold Coast Queensland
20 November 2021 | Southport Yacht Club
17 November 2021 | The Great Sandy Straights
13 November 2021 | Coral Sea
06 November 2021 | Keppel Bay Marina
28 October 2021 | Hamilton Island heading south
13 October 2021 | Hook Island

Making Memories for all aboard

10 February 2023 | Hobart
Jenny Gaskell | Fresh, clean and perfect

Finally He Who Hums and I made the trek to The Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, and let me tell you, it is everything I imagined it to be (and more).
The harbour is bustling with like minded people watching vessels jostling into their allotted moorings. The drawbridge has lifted to allow more of the fleet to enter and prepare to med-tie in another safe haven basin of the vast harbour.
Hundreds of maritime flags are fluttering in the late afternoon sea breeze, masts disappear into the low lying clouds trapped by the surrounding hills of Hobart city.
Should you look up you’ll spot the crew out on the booms diligently stowing the sails, old school style. When you poise along the old timber wharves you are privy to conversations.. one between a crew out straddling the extremely long bow sprit (with no safety net) and a school boy, spinning his yo-yo whilst enquiring about this foreigner’s job.
These crew teams, the majestic vessels, the intoxicating smell of Timber and the sights and the ol’ sea salts of every description are a few reasons the children and adults alike, will dream of sailing away from life as they know it and be cast into stories of their own imaginings.

I discovered a sailor way back amongst the great, great, greats grandfather of our family tree, I guess that explains my need to be here absorbing all things nautical.
Not many women sailors to speak of, but my camera missed a fabulous moment in time when a female captain embraced her first mate after successfully docking her ship wharf-side. Their embrace spoke of great achievements. Looking at them through the lens set the scene of a long voyage achieved and gratitude for successfully navigating the notorious Bass straight.
The bi-annual event reals of history. If only these ships could talk and share more than their credentials listed on the sandwich boards. I swear if you step one foot onto any of the gangways here, you would be transported into a maritime world trapped in the bygone years.
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Vessel Name: La Condesa Del Mar
Vessel Make/Model: Herreshoff Schooner 73 ft
Hailing Port: Southport Brisbane Australia
Crew: Mark & Jenny Gaskell
About:
Boat and water lovers from the east coast of Queensland. Both Mark and Jenny enjoyed an upbringing holidaying on the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast where the smell of the ocean is ingrained at a young age. The passion grew with each vessel large and small over the years. [...]
Extra: Having conquered the east coast of Queensland Australia the biggest challenge and adventure was crossing the Pacific ocean in 2012 just months after purchasing. Leaving La Paz Mexico in March 2012 reaching for Australian waters October 2012. We love the simplicity and beauty of being live-aboards.
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