A YEAR 10 student got a perspective on the visiting Duyfken replica unlike others who have snapped her for the Times.
Nicholas Fantini used a drone to get above the ship, which is in Hillarys Boat Harbour until September 27 when she is scheduled to leave at 2pm (subject to weather conditions).
“I am passionate about drone shooting – I have a drone DJI Phantom 3,” the Greenwood College student said.
“I am originally from Italy. My Mum is a travel agent, so I have a great opportunity to travel with her and to practice my video and photo shooting.
“We have just been to Kimberley, and Shark Bay, Coral Coast, and everywhere we are travelling, I dedicate myself to drone photography.
“It is really fascinating and very inspiring. You would never imagine how different are the places from above, from a bird’s view.”
Nicholas said he couldn’t miss seeing the Duyfken replica in Hillarys last Sunday.
“I would really love to go to the Hartog’s Festival in October 21-25, dedicated to the 400th anniversary of WA exploration, as well,” he said.
“The stories of great explorers of the past always have fascinated me.”
Nicholas said next week he would travel to Java and Maluka in Indonesia, which were part of famous Spice Islands explored by Europeans 400 years ago.
“That’s how West Australian coasts were found and being explored,” he said.
“The spice route was so important in the past, and when I went to Shark Bay and could learn more about the first explorers and the story of Dirk Hartog, it could not but impress me.”
Community News photographer Martin Kennealey captured the Duyfken’s arrival at Hillarys Boat harbour on September 15.
Peter Huggins also sent in a photo of a Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group’s vessel sitting beside the much bigger replica ship.
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