2019.04 Historical tour

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1.5hr Nostalgic historical tour on Swan river about the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat 


 
















we have lots of awesome 360 spherical photos of the day 

they have been uploaded into fbk album below BUT quality is low (fbk compress), better quality of the images in the Virtual tour

image extracted from 360, click the thumbnail below to see all

     
  • 360 spherical photo Historical tour on the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat from Mends Street jetty South Perth https://linkfox.io/AvM1Z BEST HASHTAGS #HistoricalTourSwanRiver  #PaddleSteamerDecoy  #SouthPerth  #VisitPerthWA   #butterfly3d #theta360

how it works is explained in photo section this page under spherical photos Theta site

we use the 360 (spherical) photos to create Virtual tours - see the link this page 

the virtual tour widget lets you view the images different ways (its fun) and interactive 

in this page under section photos we will also upload some 360 here as thumbnails 






The Gig


image below is passing under the Narrows Bridge  - snug fit and at 4knts a good inspection


Get nostalgic with the Decoy Crew as the Decoy is powered along by its 113 year old steam engine. The Paddle Steamer Decoy will depart from Mends Street Jetty for a 1.5 hour trip accompanied by live historical commentary about Perth City, Perth Waters, Melville Waters, South Perth and of Perth’s popular Steamboats that have transported passengers up and down the Swan River.


Tickets


Tickets are $17.50 for adults (16 years and over) and $6 for a child (4 to 15 years). Children under 4 can board for free (all children to be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets are valid all day. Passengers can board and alight at Mends Street Jetty and/or Barrack Street Jetty. 
















Our journey


April 2019 Historical tour on the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat from Mends Street jetty South Perth 

we rated the tour 10 out of 10 for value for money 
our team was three (3) Phill, Von and Joy and shared different aspects 


The team

Phill: local businessman 
Von: Pensioner   
Joy: visited from Bangkok

Narration on board is 2nd to none
  • lots of oldies on board reminiscing the past in tune with the narration 
  • lots of young kids on board to appreciate the day with oldies and experience the past
  • lots of mums and dads on board (fully licenced and needed as they have kids .. lol)

The slow moving journey is colourful, education and refreshing (open air and indoors) with the workings of the steamer engine and paddles on display



There's something special about connecting with the past 




Narration 

by local historian Anthony stylan from S.Perth library is quite outstanding 
his knowledge is exceptional and detailed and he mixes well with some light hearted humour 






Food & Drink

fully licenced: get a cold beer or a nice coffee
The snack food: crisps or light meal toasted sambo or french fries


Don't make a meal of it 
go light snacks on the tour and keep the sensors alert
we ordered coffee and french fries and they're on par with the best cafe in town
 

Great places to eat 
on shore; excellent choices at the (2) piers Mends Street Jetty and Liz Quay 

We stopped at Barrack Street, walked thru Liz Quay and lunched at The Oyster Bar rooftop views across Liz quay


360 image thumbnail below click to open

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The route


image shows where we captured 360 photo
using the google map you can drag street view onto the view 
How to view Google SV (Street View) 1 min video 

the same images are in the virtual tour page 


Route in detail
Stating South Mends Street Jetty going North along the ferry route channel to Barrack st 
before reaching Barrack Street turn left (to port) heading West towards the Narrows Bridge 
under the Bridge (from the top deck you can almost touch the bridge
continue West to the Old Brewery 
U turn and back to 1st stop at Barracks street Jetty Pier 1 
then back to Mends Street and to complete the loop


three (3) loops
the day has three (3) sessions or loops of the route so you can hop on hop off which helps you plan the day to consider stopping at each point and get back on on the next loop 



Boat Aspects
Well worth orientation of the boat, many aspects and vantage points to enjoy the view on the tour
in the virtual tour page we show 2 types of tours photo only and video only including orientation 


 
Tour Narration 
if your keen to see detailed slideshow of the history tour then you should go upstairs and rear 
The PA system can be heard throughout the boat during the voyage

The engine room workings are on full display in the lower deck as are the workings of the paddles which have transparent screen guards 



WOULD WE DO IT AGAIN ABSOLUTELY .. YES YES YES 




My Recommendation

Get a group together and make it memorable 


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Video

two (2) formats 
1. standard video    
2. 360 Spherical video 

1. standard:  Pending

drone river view  duration 1.44 min
360 spherical 

scene: Historical tour  2.30mins 

best viewed in smartphone for VR effect

2 host sites:-



you may need to copy paste link to your browser



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Photos


we created several themes 

1. 360 spherical photos 
2. facebook album (pls tag, comment, share)
3. virtual tour album - you can share images 



1. 360 spherical photos 

Best view with smartphone
why: VR: Virtual Reality effect, turn you or device at any angle 
Note: Images are hosted in different sites for different effects

Site: Theta:  Powerful zoom in / out


why Theta site: many display controls,  

Zoom out to make a crystal ball, all display styles can be downloaded. 


click a thumbnail to watch in 360 
   - have fun morphing the images
 
  • 360 spherical photo Historical tour on the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat from Mends Street jetty South Perth https://linkfox.io/AvM1Z BEST HASHTAGS #HistoricalTourSwanRiver  #PaddleSteamerDecoy  #SouthPerth  #VisitPerthWA   #butterfly3d #theta360
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  • 360 spherical photo Historical tour on the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat from Mends Street jetty South Perth https://linkfox.io/AvM1Z BEST HASHTAGS #HistoricalTourSwanRiver  #PaddleSteamerDecoy  #SouthPerth  #VisitPerthWA   #butterfly3d #theta360
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  • 360 spherical photo Historical tour on the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat from Mends Street jetty South Perth https://linkfox.io/AvM1Z BEST HASHTAGS #HistoricalTourSwanRiver  #PaddleSteamerDecoy  #SouthPerth  #VisitPerthWA   #butterfly3d #theta360
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  • 360 spherical photo Historical tour on the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat from Mends Street jetty South Perth https://linkfox.io/AvM1Z BEST HASHTAGS #HistoricalTourSwanRiver  #PaddleSteamerDecoy  #SouthPerth  #VisitPerthWA   #butterfly3d #theta360
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  • 360 spherical photo Historical tour on the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat from Mends Street jetty South Perth https://linkfox.io/AvM1Z BEST HASHTAGS #HistoricalTourSwanRiver  #PaddleSteamerDecoy  #SouthPerth  #VisitPerthWA   #butterfly3d #theta360
      • 360 spherical Historical tour on the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat from Mends Street jetty South Perth https://linkfox.io/AvM1Z #theta360
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Theta site lets you change the display styles - see options below images in Theta site or     
  channels: Bangkok   I   Perth WA


2. Facebook album
standard and 360 photos: tag, comment share

click fbk icon to open album or click here






3. Virtual tour album









Virtual tour



note: two (2) different themes 

1. RoundMe: photos only
2. VeeR site: Videos






1. RoundMe site


Image result for gif virtual tour
newbies:-  
Tour covers: Drone and ground 

Pro users jump to P.S. Decoy: drone view - smartphone link 

image below is the starting view


pls use the newbies link to fastrack controls in newbies page 


Basics:

Smartphone 
use the external link for dynamic rotation of screen (turn to any angle)
Navigation:  tap screen once to see options, tap again to remove

if your screen has 3 dots ... in top right corner "click" and select your browser

Screen Icons:  
bottom of window: images or zones
inside image: a. another photo  b. other is info and/or link 

Device will show help options within app

 fastrack: be pro in 1 minute







VeeR


VIDEOS AND PHOTOS

window below, before you start 

Best view with smartphone to enjoy VR effect


basic tips below widget for fastrack
example: click scenes Icon to jump scenes




navigation tips:

VeeR tour site Smartphone 

use the external link for dynamic rotation of screen (turn to any angle)
Navigation:  
1. click on the symbols 

Screen Icons:  
2. scenes (if photo library shown it will be labelled "Scenes"
3. share option 
















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1.5 hr loop Historical tour on the Paddle Steamer Decoy boat from Mends Street jetty South Perth, excellent narration, fully licenced several tops, good value for money
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