Boa tarde todos and expats in Lisbon! Are you ready to see some amazing ships? When you read about sailors going to sea for months on end, crossing the vast ocean and risking their lives for a far off destination, you picture ships like these. Triple mast, full sails catching the wind. For the Tall Ships Races 2012 have landed in Lisboa.
The mighty vessels docked at Santa Apollonia. Ah, Lisbon, “with ample anchorage for the mightiest of fleets” – Fernando Pessoa.
Above we can see the magnificent German Tall Ship the Alexander von Humboldt II.
The day was hot and crowded with locals and tourists alike. The cool thing about the Tall Ships Races is that they actively recruit young people looking to get their sea legs. If you are interested check out how to get onboard.
So they say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and I don’t have so much left to say, except that I really enjoyed gawking at these massive vessels docked in one of the most magnificent port cities in the world, Grande Olde Lisboa! Enjoy.