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Tall Ships Festival 2013 Gloucester Quay

On May Bank holiday weekend (25th – 28th), we visited the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival at Gloucester Quays.

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Five impressive tall ships attended the festival this year and they were: Phoenix, Amazon, Belle Angele, Ruth and Matthew. The Matthew, a particularly beautiful ship is a replica of John Cabot’s ship that sailed from Bristol to Newfoundland in 1497.

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The Phoenix, that started as a schooner, was converted to a brigantine, then to a caravel, and finally back to a brigantine.

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The Ruth has a less flashy past. She carried ceramic pots for a Swedish company, and was then used for transporting unwanted fish to auction in Gothenburg

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The festival is held every two years and offers a range of on and off water activities canoeing, kayaking  lessons, including live music with local bands

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various street performers, historical re-enactments,  food and craft stalls, boat trips and family entertainment.

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Alex had a go on the climbing wall and he didn’t seem to be scared of the heights!

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A great family day out and a spectacular weekend. We had also the opportunity to visit the folk museum and found out about the pin factory and had a lovely afternoon tea!

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2 thoughts on “Tall Ships Festival 2013 Gloucester Quay

  1. The Festival was great wasn’t it?!

  2. I was there on the Sunday. It was packed! Really nice 🙂
    http://globetrottersara.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/gloucester/

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