Festival of the Sea

Portsmouth '98

A few pictures

At an outside corner in the main tallship area I looked both ways and, like many I guess, had to have a record of the number of ships in just this area. These thumbnail link to images a little over twice the size (and about 65k each).

View of Tallships View of Tallships

A litle further along towards the sun are the replica of the Matthew, John Cabot's ship (nearest), and behind that, the Grand Turk, the ship built for the Hornblower television series.

Matthew and Grand Turk

A have a love for the purposeful elegance of luggers in general, and these superbly powerful Breton fishing boats in particular. I think this is the class known as a bisquine. Timing and lens swaps (I must get a zoom) stopped me getting the shot I wanted -- the Breton fisherman with the Brittany Ferries ship livery behind. These were the closest I managed. Ho Hum.

Breton and Brittany Bisquine