Fall, football, fleet week, festival of sail—It all starts today!

Out & About

The unofficial start of the Festival of Sail at the Maritime Museum of San Diego begins today with the Parade of Sail at 3:00 p.m. For most of us here, that means it’s also the unofficial start of Fall, football, and Fleet Week (a misnomer since the “week” lasts from September 8 to October 4).

The Parade of Sail features tall ships from around the world and is, for me, one of the best events occurring each year in San Diego.

Here’s a selection of tall ships, some making San Diego their home, others visiting during the year, and still others visiting specifically for the Festival of Sail:

Tall ships in San Diego for the Festival of Sail Tall Ship Parade at San Diego Festival of Sail Tall Ship Parade at San Diego Festival of Sail Tall Ship Parade at San Diego Festival of Sail Tall ship in San Diego Tall ship in San Diego Tall ship at the 2012 Festival of Sail, San Diego

The Californian, official tall ship of the State of California

The Californian, official tall ship of the State of California

Tall ship

Tall Ship Parade at San Diego Festival of Sail

Tall ship at the 2012 Festival of Sail, San Diego

Esmeralda

Sagres ship

Star of India

Master & CommanderPictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Most significant today is that the San Salvador, the recently completed full-size replica of the galleon that sailed into San Diego bay in 1542, will make its debut. While it is not expected to be under sail today, it will lead the Parade of Sail using its propellers, also known as “iron wind.”

San Salvador

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Need a unique gift for a special occasion?

Use code YLNNRX for a $40 discount on
Photographic Art by Russel Ray Photos at Fine Art America

Photographic Art logo

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

I'm Zoey the Cool Cat, and I approve this post

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Fall, football, fleet week, festival of sail—It all starts today!

  1. Wilhelm Vins (@pitvins)

    Hi Russel,
    When I see this I start dreaming! 😉 Maybe I need to come to San Diego some time after all. If only it wasn’t that far. 😦 I sure love tall ships. They’re so majestic.
    And now something totally different. You remember that a while ago we discussed my difficulties in “liking” your posts and also in replying to them. Here’s what – at that time – wrote as an answer and couldn’t get off:

    Thanks for the explanation. On my home computers I have tried Firefox and Chrome, both with the same negative results. Before I can post, they ask me to log in and after I’ve done this and click on “post”, I am told that I’m not logged in. It’s a kind of catch 22 thing. If I want to “like” one of your posts, I get a blank pop-up window that disappears after a few seconds, but no like appears.
    For a while I had the same problems when using my smartphone, but as you can see that now works.
    Btw, the “like” problem appears with a few other blogs, too.
    Maybe with that information you can help me. Thanks for your offer to help.

    Maybe I’ll be able to send this here and now, via Chrome.
    Have a wonderful time,
    Pit

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. Wilhelm Vins (@pitvins)

      Looks like it went through. But first, when I logged in with the WP button, I couldn’t send it. I was shown as logged in, but still got the message “You must be logged in …” Then I logged in with my Twitter account and it worked.

      Like

      Reply
    2. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      Your problem is exactly what was happening to me.

      If you are on the Windows platform, upgrade Internet Explorer to the latest version. I know you’re thinking, “But I use Firefox and Chrome, not Internet Explorer.” However, Internet Explorer is built into Windows, so even though you’re not using it as your browser, it still is controlling much of what Firefox and Chrome (and other applications that access the Internet) can do.

      Like

      Reply

Let your words flow

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s