Swan River Drama


It was the first warm day of Spring. A Sunday preparing for Summer. I was on my bacony, reading and gazing over the Swan River. My eye was caught by some strange activities close to the further shore.

A collection of boats where there is nothing to collect. People in the water.



Then, most of the boats drifted away, I was able to see that the people in the water were interested in something in front of the grey dinghy.


Ahh, As the dinghy moved away, I was able to see the problem. A sunken power boat.


More boats kept arriving and leaving, probably asking if they could help and being told that things were under control.

“She’ll be right, mate.” was the most likely response from the wet and embarrassed crew.


Eventually the wreck was refloated and a friendly tow arrived.


And away they all go. Shepherded by a pack of racing yachts.


 The rescued power boat crew are probably still looking for the drainage plug they forgot to insert.

It made a change from watching the dolphins hunting in the river.


5 responses to “Swan River Drama

  1. that must have been fun to watch.

    not so much fun to be part of 🙂


  2. nursemyra, the main thing is that all that seems to have been hurt was pride. It made for an interesting sight.


  3. I love seeing stories with pictures……really enjoyed this one Archie…..you have a great view from your balcony………
    I use to live on a channel and the highlight of each week was watching the sailing boats go out in all sorts of weather 🙂


  4. Ah, I love the first sentence here! “.., first warm day of Spring…” as I sit in dark New England USA and it’s cold and dark. I hate the lack of light during these short days of impending fall-into-winter… SO I will visit you often if you continue these great pics of people in play in the sunshine and WARMTH! Thx!!!


  5. laketrees, It is a great view – After spending time in the desert, I think a view over water is essential.

    Care, Come back again, I will be posting lots more spring and summer images over the couple of months.


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