Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tall Ships Parade of Sail

Up to 100,000 people enjoyed a hot summer day along the Halifax waterfront to watch the 2009 Tall Ships Parade of Sail yesterday.We had a prime location at pier 22, looking out towards Georges Island, complete with a lighthouse. The ships circled the island, and headed on the next stage of their journey.

Below, the US Coast Guard:A topsail schooner, The Pride of Baltimore II (we chased this ship last year outside of Lunenburg to capture some photos as it was leaving):The Portugese sail training ship Sagres, getting towed away from the pier by 2 tugs.The four masted Russian ship, Kruzenshtern, on the right. Second largest tall ship in the world. Sailors line the deck to say good-bye.A perfect (but hot and very sweaty!) afternoon.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a breathtaking sight that must be in person. That settles it! Added to the list of places to see before we die ~ Nova Scotia during the Parade of Tall Ships!

Karen said...

How beautiful!... and we must visit Nova Scotia.. the landscapes! ...

aliceinparis said...

You got some great pics!!!! Perfect viewing spot. It was a scorcher that afternoon. I was way out on Chebucto Head and only saw them in the distance but with binoculars it was grand to see them on the "high sea"