Today we went to Falmouth to have a look at the Tall Ships that have gathered there for the Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta, which starts from here on Saturday. Around 20 tall ships from around the world will head off from Falmouth in a race to Ilhavo in Portugal and then on to Funchal in Madeira.
We have been waiting for this all year and it was a real thrill to get up close and even go aboard some of these lovely ships.
All the colourful flags fluttering in the quite strong breeze made for a very gay and festive atmosphere.
On Saturday we hope to be able to park at St Mawes (if we can get there early enough to find a space!) so that we can watch all the ships in full sail go by, I have never seen a ship in full sail in real life and as the weather forcast is good, fingers crossed, it should be quite spectacular. I will be posting photos!