Nautical Doors

The Tall Ships have been and gone.

After much anticipation and massive preparations, 25 Tall Ships visited Halifax for a festive weekend July 30 – Aug 1. There were parties, concerts, picnics, ship tours and fireworks.

Led by Sail Training International, Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta is a transatlantic race of 7,000 nautical miles taking place over the course of five months in 2017. The race started at the port of Royal Greenwich in Great Britain on April 13.

It finishes in the port of Le Havre, France, which will welcome the grand winner between August 31 and September 3.

The Race route included stops in Portugal, Bermuda, the United States and Canada – coinciding nicely with Canada’s 150th Anniversary as a county.

From Halifax, 13 of the ships made their way to Lunenburg for the weekend of August 10-12. And what’s time we had!!

Alongside Lunenburg’s “shorter” waterfront (no high-rises here!), these tall masts seemed all the more impressive.

The party is over now. And we wish them all Fair Winds!

Linked with Norm’s Thursday Doors

20 thoughts on “Nautical Doors

  1. julieallyn August 25, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Quite the event! Oh, what a life, eh? 🙂

  2. sustainabilitea August 25, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I would have loved to have seen them, so thanks for sharing these glimpses.


    • JanetRimmington August 25, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed! From one Janet to another. ☺️

  3. Osyth August 26, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Such a fantastic sight! And your pictures, as ever are so vital that I feel I am there 🙂

    • JanetRimmington August 26, 2017 / 3:40 pm

      Thank you!! I’m happy you enjoyed a teeny tiny (virtual) escape.

      • Osyth August 26, 2017 / 3:57 pm

        Anytime you post pictures of any sort of water I’m away in my virtual dream boat!

  4. Joanne Sisco August 26, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Tall ships are so impressive and it’s so hard to imagine being on the open seas in a boat like this! Great photos and doors.

    • JanetRimmington August 26, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      They certainly are beautiful and romantic. But the solid thought which ran through my mind as we toured these ships was “a sailors life is not for me”! Well …. maybe for an afternoon. But, a transatlantic voyage? No, thanks anyway. Interestingly, some of these ships were offering passage for short portions. Like from Halifax to Digby. If a person wanted to disappear for a couple of days …….,

      • Joanne Sisco August 27, 2017 / 6:53 am

        I would have to agree with you about the sailor’s life. I get antsy on an island, let alone a boat 😉

  5. lexklein August 26, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I always love the rich, gleaming wood on old boats!

    • JanetRimmington August 26, 2017 / 3:39 pm

      Me too!!! Wooden sailing ships are especially compelling. So romantic!

  6. Linda August 27, 2017 / 1:33 am

    Halifax i such a lovely city. I had the privilege of spending the day there a couple of years ago. And those ships look too beautiful to be as sturdy s they are!

  7. Amy August 28, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    What a fabulous, exciting event! Great photo, Jane. 🙂

  8. Sartenada September 16, 2017 / 8:41 am

    How wonderful post. Your photos are a great joy for an eye. Thank You showing these photos. I love Tall Ships and visit every time when possible to admire them.

    This summer they visited Finland after four years. If You do not mind, I show my post presenting them.

    Tall ships in Kotka, Finland.

    Happy weekend.

    • JanetRimmington September 17, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      Thank you for your very kind words. I wish I was with them visiting Finland. It’s a place a long to visit. I look forward to your post!

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