Saturday, 9 July 2011

Tall Ships 2011 - Day 1

All the preparation is over and the ships are here. James Watt Dock hasn't been so busy for many, many years. The sun has come out and tens of thousands of visitors came along to join in the carnival.

To all intents and purposes, the event looks to be a great success, although the ground could have been better prepared in many parts of the site.

I managed to make an early break from work at 6pm and took myself along to join in the event.

Some of the ships moored beside the finger jetty
3 small tall ships
Plenty of pennants on display from previous races
ARC Gloria flying a massive Columbian flag
Several historic fire engines formed a display beside the main entrance to the dock.

Tunnock's beautifully preserved delivery van
Among the free entertainment provided were local folk band The Wherries and almost local Lulu

Kenny and Dave of the Wherries had the sugar sheds rocking
Trying to act serious for the cameraman
Lulu on the main stage
Sunset across Great Harbour

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