Two days ago a schooner arrived in the port of St. John's. The last time the Santa Maria Manuela from Portugal visited Saint John's was many years ago. Then after some conflicts about fish quotas around Newfoundland all Portuguese Ships were banned from Newfoundland. (Now when there is no cod anymore, due to overfishing they are welcome again)
This is the first time I draw a schooner, it is a beautiful experience to understand how something is made, seeing something for the first time, appreciating the craftsmanship in such an elegant boat.
A painting for the deck of the schooner offers an unusual view from the port