Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lord Nelson tall ship.

Lord Nelson.

A beautiful  Tall Ship, Lord Nelson in Port at Picton NZ.

We were so lucky to be able to go on-board this big sailing ship and have a good look around, sadly not to go actual sailing.
Although there were hundreds of other people on board it does not look like there were many others at all.

I was 

impressed by all the riggings and ropes hanging everywhere, would take a long time before one knew which rope to pull to set a sail.
I photographed the outside wheel house, but there was a much more high tech one inside, with every mod con needed on a modern ship.

To get a chance to go on board we stood in the hot, 29 degree sun for one and a half hours, but it was worth it. There were hundreds of people queued up waiting for a chance to go on board.
Sadly we missed seeing it sail out of the harbour under sail.

1 comment:

Dot said...

This ship is BEAUTIFUL...maybe seems naive but I didn't realize ships like that still sailed. I see sail boats here in Florida all the time...but nothing like this. What a treat it must have been to go aboard...thanks for sharing!