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.
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