As this photo shows - there are lots of TALL ships in Bergen Harbour at the moment. And this is not all of them!
One of the largest vessel to take part in the arrangement is the Russian full-rigged ship "Mir", here first seen approaching Bergen harbour
It is is the third largest sailing vessel in the world, reckoned to be the fastest and is the winner of the most trophies in the "Tall ship's regattas. Below you can see her moored in Bergen.
The next one is the Canadian barque Picton Castle from Nova Scotia. This one is on a 10 month around the Atlantic tour. Today she is Bergen
I promised you one more look at the ketch "Loyal". Here she is. She is the sister ship of Roald Amundsen's Gjøa.
Not all ships you see are tall, here is a Swedish naval barge, maybe going visiting?
A Viking ship was also present, though I suspect that these guys were more interested in drinking beer that raiding the area.
Sailors come in all shapes and sizes. Personally I fell for this Polish mascot!.
That will have to be enough for today. Don't be surprised if more photos appear: Some new and som improved. You have been warned.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Published by RuneE kl. 13:45