A tall ship way out in the mouth of the Miramichi River.
Grab a glass of iced tea and join me for a Tall Ships tour.
There are a lot of photos!!
The Tall Ships Festival is being held on the Miramichi River this weekend. We drove over on Friday morning and had a lovely lunch at a family restaurant in Doaktown, the half way mark between Fredericton and Miramichi. My sister and her husband have a travel trailer at the campground near Newcastle so we went there and spent the afternoon.
The Miramichi River divides the City of Miramichi which was amalgamated a few years ago to include the towns of Newcastle and Chatham. They are both pretty towns and full of history.
There were 8 tall ships that came into the river along with Theodore Tugboat and the HMCS Summerside.
It was a beautiful and very hot and humid day in New Brunswick so it was perfect to be along the river and enjoy the views of the boats on the water.
There was a crowd of campers and visitors watching the flotilla.
The rest of these next photos are of the ships.
Canadian Navy Frigate, HMCS Summerside
The Pacemaker - Pride of Baltimore
The boats are all docked at the wharves in Newcastle and Chatham for the weekend. You can visit them and tour them for a fee and I believe one can go for a cruise for another fee. There will be hundreds of people visiting the festival over the weekend.
By late afternoon the skies turned dark and the thunder rumbled. A big storm came up just as we were eating so we all went into the trailer, getting a bit wet in the downpour.
There was a faint rainbow over the mouth of the river.
After supper we left and drove down to Newcastle and Chatham.
We went to Chatham first to see what we could see at the wharf.
This is the Pacemaker and it's as close as we could get.
Some of the crew were at the top of the mast rolling up the sail.
You would never catch me up there!
Then we crossed back over the bridge to Newcastle.
This is on the Newcastle side of the river. We couldn't get close enough to see the ships docked at the wharf so we walked down the riverside a bit. It was a beautiful evening and there were lots of people about and lots of boats on the river.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the Tall Ships on the Miramichi.
Some of my readers have already said they have seen Tall Ships in other cities in the USA. They have had these festivals in the Maritimes every summer but this is the first time we've been able to attend one.
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I hope you have a wonderful week.