My Ship Has Come In!

Figuratively speaking, only! I had the opportunity to photograph a popular tall ship, here on the west coast, over the weekend. The Lady Washington was at home port, in Westport, Washington, for a few weeks. She is well known as “The Black Pearl” in the popular movie series, Pirates of the Caribbean. Paid participants went on a 2-hour sail. I timed my visit so that I could watch her come back to port and be able to take some photos and video clips. Her sails were at full mast only far out in the water. I zoomed in as best I could with my camera. As she got closer, the sails started coming down, and I could see her crew climb up to the tops of the masts to secure them. Quite a job! I could see the ship pitch and roll. I hope none of the sailing participants got sick! Here’s a few images.

The Lady Washington will continue her journey up the Washington coastline the next few weeks, with port stops in Port Ludlow and Port Angeles. From there, she will be making stops along Puget Sound ports, during the summer months. You can view her schedule here.

All images property of Peggy A Thompson

 

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A long time resident of Washington State, located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA. I am retired and enjoy regional travel, exploring all the wondrous, natural settings that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. If you get a chance, visit my Northwestphotos Zazzle store, http://www.zazzle.com/northwestphotos.
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2 Responses to My Ship Has Come In!

  1. Gunta says:

    What fun! Last few times we were in Coos Bay both tall ships were there- the Hawaiian and the Lady Washington. Seems they make a stop at Coos Bay every summer. They put on quite a show with a mock battle for the folks who take the cruise around the bay.

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