Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Calm Before the Tall Ships Storm

Literally before the storm. Quite the thunder and lightning last night and this morning.

I took my family down along the Thea Foss Waterway yesterday hoping to catch a glimpse of a Tall Ship docked, as I saw in some photos from Jamie Chase (nice photos Jamie).

Of course I should have remembered they all arrive ceremonially en masse today.

And therefore we just had a quiet walk at the end of a day.










But it was still fun to walk along and check out all the booths being set up, ready to sell food, goods and tattoos.

The waterway itself is full of boats, which is a nice juxtaposition of the empty beer garden and band stand being set up.

I don't know when the last time I saw the marina this full.







Of course, then a real storm rolled in. Hopefully things will calm down by mid day.

These photos are a bit blurry in some cases, but the light was fading fast and I took them with my phone.

I am certain there will be photos of crowds to follow.

1 comment:

Jamie Chase said...

Andrew-Stop by the JayRay office today. We are having a party for our clients. You were a great help to us during our think lab.

Jamie