Friday, May 29, 2015

May Monthly Member's Meeting

Yvonne Ankerman spoke to us on Thursday 28 May about her travels last year, aboard the ship, MS Expedition .

She was employed as "resident ship's artist" on the voyage from Cape Town to Morocco, giving art classes and chronicling the trip in sketches and water colour paintings, in between her regular crew duties.

Yvonne told us of her experiences in the countries all the way up the West coast of Africa and illustrated her talk with wonderfully colourful slides and a couple of very full sketch books. All the paintings she did on the voyage - fortunate for her, not so for us - were bought as mementos by her fellow travelers.

Everyone who heard her presentation is now thoroughly
afflicted by the travel bug and there's a wishful waiting
list of "assistants" for her next voyage......which it seems
will be to Antarctica.........followed by South America.

Thanks Yvonne for the inspiration . We'll all do the next trip vicariously through you......can't wait for those photographs.

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