Slacker, slacker, slacker.
Yes, I know but let's just get on with things! I still haven't posted about all the vacation which has sadly passed by quite some time ago. Well, let's pretend I just got back.
After Dublin, we went to Waterford, Ireland, where Asbjorn's nephew had just recently moved with his wife and two children. It just so happened there was a tall ships race going on the weekend we were there. Perfect timing.
Waterford is a much smaller city than Dublin but very quaint and nice.
We walked from where we were staying to town to see the ships. Houses lined the street and I enjoyed the different architecture.
Thousands of people came to this event. The city was lively and busy.
Some people dressed for the event. Now, here is an interesting pirate outfit.
But all were here to see the ships.
Some were quite fancy, with beautiful detail.
One even had the carved mermaid on the front. I think it's a mermaid, anyway.
The ships were lined up along the waterfront and we enjoyed walking along, some old and some newer but all were quite magnificient.
As you can see from the photos, the skies were the usual mix of sun and clouds, constantly changing. They made for a perfect backdrop for the ships.
But this is installment one for Waterford. Since I had so many photos, I decided to split the post into two sections.
I have to say that I am really not much of a boat person but I did enjoy seeing all these ships. I can't imagine what it must be like to work on one of them for such a race. I wonder now if some of these people live on their boats. Since I get sea sick with the slightest movement that definitely does not sound enticing to me.
But the next Waterford installment will have the photos I took while we walked around the city.
Labor Day weekend has just passed and I hope everyone had a good holiday!