Return of the Tall Ships
Last weekend was the annual visit of the wooden masted Tall Ships. Neat to be sketching them again – these ships were the first thing I drew in Montreal, two years ago.
All the rigging and railings on these floating museums make for a fun drawing challenge. Fortunately, I’ve been sketching a lot of boats, what with the recent Newfoundland trip.
Vessels like this used to bring trade goods from all over the world. Today, I suppose their cargo is nostalgia. Thousands of people (they expect 300,000 over the four day weekend) turn out for a day of touring the cramped vessels, meeting the crews, enjoying performances of sea shantys and folk music, and perhaps, a beer served by a pirate wench.