ARRGHHH MATEY!! Tall ships blasts into BC's Victoria waters
British Columbia's Victoria Harbour was plundered by Tall Ships looking for riches and saucy wenches for their piratey crew. Argh a Good time to be had by All, that to be sure of! What a glorious way to spend a weekend mingling with a scurvy Crew.
Tall ships have a blast in Victoria watersRob Shaw, Times ColonistPublished: Saturday, June 28, 2008
ONBOARD HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN -- Sailing half a knot, with rowboats passing us by, may be the speed at which the world was first explored, but is it fast enough for war?
Victoria's tall ships took to the calm waters off the city's harbour last night for a mock cannon battle. But the wind did not co-operate, and the historic tall mast ships were left cutting through the waves at something less than a frantic pace.
Nonetheless, the excitement was high as we pulled out of harbour to do battle with the Lynx, a replica of a 122-foot 19th-century vessel, and the Lady Washington, a full-scale replica of the first U.S. ship to make landfall on the West Coast of North America.
"And now we shall go to war," cried our 25-year-old captain, Jeremiah Gempler, resplendent in his faux captain's hat, wrap-around Oakley shades and neon facepaint.