There were some larger and much-larger vessels on the water, with a couple of square-rigged sailing ships that welcomed visitors aboard.
|The James Craig is a three-masted barque, 70m in length|
|Halyards and sheets coiled on belaying pins|
|Huge wooden blocks (pulleys)|
The second tall ship we visited was the 64m Tenacious and she is built of wood. Launched in 2000, she is operated as a training vessel by the Jubilee Sailing Trust for a crew of disabled and able-bodied people. We met a couple of the crew who'd sailed her down from Melbourne, one was blind and the other in a wheelchair and they were both pretty inspirational characters.
|More modern sail-handling technology included roller-reefing foresails|
|Tenacious' belaying pins are stainless steel - a more modern version of the James Craig set-up but doing exactly the same job|
|Kerry, Sue and Dianne chat to one of the crew (who came from Cleveleys, just a few miles from where Dianne grew up)|
|The mess deck, with the laminated wooden ribs and planks|