Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tall Ships

Thank you so much for your tips about blog reading programs.  I think I am finally getting the hang of feedly but I might give a couple of the others a try, just to make sure I'm not missing out.

A few days ago we went to the Tall Ships Festival in Gloucester.  It's an event we've been trying to get to for a couple of years but somehow have not managed until now.  We really enjoyed it, it was free to go and look at the boats and watch the various street performers and re-enactments, the sun was shining and Gloucester Quays was looking great after years of development.

I enjoyed looking upwards at the masts and flags, especially framed by beautiful blue skies...
Both my girls wanted to have a go in the birdnest, fortunately for my mental health no such thing was allowed!
The flags had just the right amount of breeze to keep them fluttering merrily away.
This was a particularly beautiful ship, lovingly restored...
I think it is The Amazon, which took part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant.  As you can see they were packed with people so we didn't bother paying and queueing to actually go on board, there was more than enough to enjoy just wandering around.
It's always fun to see people in extraordinary fancy dress...
and listen to some traditional sea music...
There were also historical re-enactments.  These were mostly funny rather than informative I have to say.  Little B was terrified of the "Vikings" but we all enjoyed these ocean law keepers, on the trail of Jack Sparrow...
The cannon made quite an impact, echoing around the quay buildings...
Definitely a great day out, smiles all round..


  1. What a great day - you can just imagine the atmosphere with the music and the cannons x Jane

  2. What fun! Would loved to have gotten on one of those ships.

  3. What a fun day, the ships are amazing.
    Thank you for sharing,

  4. What a fantastic event. Looks like a great day out, and I love your photos, especially with all the masts and flags in the sunshine.

  5. OOO Myyyy Gooooodness! What I would give to have been there to hear that music and see all of that! I love sailing and old ships and historic clothing! Lucky YOU!! The girls look simply adorable in their captain's hats. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Looks like such a great day :-) your girls look cute in their captain hats x

  7. What a fun festival to attend and eye candy everywhere. YOur girls are so lovely.