The Little Blue Boat Shed
This Little Blue Boat Shed (also referred too as The Blue Boat House) in Perth is one of those picture perfect places. It can look as ordinary and plain as a rich tea biscuit or as extravagant and flamboyant as the Rio Carnival depending on how you capture it. It sits at the end of a long wooden board walk along the banks of Matilda Bay on the Swan River. Yes in essence it is just a Boat Shed that just so happens to be small and the colour blue but it is still a pretty cool place to snap a few selfies. It is also one of the most photographed boat sheds in Australia and probably the world. So I would say that that in itself is a pretty big deal!
The past of this Little Blue Boat Shed seems a little bit rough. Apparently it was built at some stage in the 1930’s and perhaps used to house the pleasure boat of an affluent or important local. Over the years the Boat Shed has changed hands numerous times and has seen its fair share of renovations.
After some major touch ups back in 2004 it was reopened by triple solo-circumnavigator of the world Jon Sanders and single solo-circumnavigator David Dicks.
If you do not have your own mode of transport and wondering how to get to the blue boat shed then you can simply jump on the 950 bus on the Nedlands route (south bound) and get off along Mounts Bay Road. Keep your eye out for the Blue Boat Shed. When you see it ding the bell!
Now its over to you! I would love to see some of the pictures you have managed too capture. Post them or links to them in the comments section below. If you get up early enough or are passing during sunset then you will be in for a treat…..or at least I have seen from browsing many pictures online.