Destination Area: Atlantic Coast, Europe
Length: 21 NIGHTS
Vessel: Tecla


Departs:

Ullapool, Scotland on May 11, 2019

Returns:

Reykjavik, Iceland on June 1, 2019


€3.300 per person (15-25 y.o.)
€3.850per person (25>years)

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Stepping in the footsteps of the Vikings

From Ullapool to the Outer Hebrides, Orkneys and Shetlands.

Tecla is a sturdy, ocean-going, steel-hulled ketch, gaff-rigged and flying topsails on both masts. She was built in Holland in 1915 as a fishin ...

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  • Help with sailing the ship if you wish
  • Observe the remains of the Batavia
  • Note the abundance of fisherman and their tiny villages
  • Snorkel amongst the coral reefs
  • Drive to observe a closer look at the Batavia.

1629 SHIP WRECK: This trip is a voyage to the wreck of the Batavia in 1629, located in the Abrolhos islands, famous for the grounding of the Batavia and the mutiny of her survivors.

Fremantle, Australia
This beautiful coastal port city bounded by the Indian Ocean and the Swan River is just 125 miles from Perth. The City of Fremantle was established in 1829 as a port for the Swan River Colony and was the major city in Western Australia for much of its early history.

Fremantle's unique character is captured by its landscape, its heritage architecture, music, arts and culture, festivals, retail stores and markets, cafés and restaurants, which all contribute to its village style atmosphere - making it a popular destination for local and international visitors.


Houtman Abrolhos Archipelago Islands
The European connection with the Abrolhos goes back to 1619, more than 150 years before Captain Cook set foot on the east coast, when the islands were first sighted by Dutch ships. Noting the "level, broken country with reefs all round it", Frederic de Houtman, an officer aboard one ship, warned the islands were "very dangerous to ships".

Unfortunately, Houtman's message went unheeded by Commander Pelsaert and the crew of another Dutch ship, the Batavia, which, 10 years later, ran aground in the archipelago. The wreck was just part of a gory story of mutiny, murder, survival and retribution that played out among the islands during 1629. The saga is one of the most dramatic in Australian history and has spawned an opera and several books, including the recent bestseller Batavia by author Peter FitzSimons. When Pelsaert and some crew took off for help in a longboat, a larger group of survivors, led by Jeronimus Cornelisz, stayed behind on Beacon Island. With rations short and Pelsaert's return in doubt, Cornelisz's followers proceeded to murder more than 100 men, women and children.

The only real opposition came from a small group of soldiers under the command of Wiebbe Hayes, who established themselves away from Cornelisz on West Wallabi Island. The loose-stone fort they constructed there was the first European edifice built on Australian soil. When Pelsaert miraculously returned months later, Cornelisz and his henchmen were tried and hanged for their crimes.

Today, this region is a gold mine for lobstermen.


Fremantle, Australia
This beautiful coastal port city bounded by the Indian Ocean and the Swan River is just 125 miles from Perth. The City of Fremantle was established in 1829 as a port for the Swan River Colony and was the major city in Western Australia for much of its early history.

Fremantle's unique character is captured by its landscape, its heritage architecture, music, arts and culture, festivals, retail stores and markets, cafés and restaurants, which all contribute to its village style atmosphere - making it a popular destination for local and international visitors.


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