20100314-20080715-20080715-20080715-IMG_6470-220100216-20080715-20080715-20080715-IMG_6517-2I’m watching “Pirates Of The Caribbean, At Worlds End” at the moment. The “Lady Washington” (top shot) was used in this movie! I thought it might be appropriate to put up couple shots of her,seeing as how I’m watching the movie!
The other ship is the “Hawaiian Chieftain”.(bottom shot)


20120829-20080715-20080727-IMG_6514-2I originally shot this on July 15th,08. They both were visiting Tofino. Tofino was the end town for a Tall Ship festival. Many ships started out in Seattle,than Vancouver,onto Victoria & than to Port Alberni & finally Tofino. Only these two came to Tofino.
This was taken the night before they were to leave. It was part of a dueling show. They would make runs towards each other & let their canons go!
I was lucky to find that not a single boat was out with me & them! That was great because I did not want them in my foreground scene!

The Tall Ship festival is suppose to be every three years but they didn’t come back in 2011. The economy was depressed enough to keep them tied up at their berths.
Hope they come back soon!
The ship on the right (Lady Washington) was used in the first “Pirates of the Caribbean”movie with Johnny Depp. The “Curse of the Black Pearl”. The ships name in the movie was the “Interceptor”

The Lady Slips Into Harbour

I originally shot this July 13th,2008. The Lady Washington was just entering Tofino’s harbour at sunset. She and the “Hawaiian Chieftain” were coming in for a three night stay!
They come every three years to the west coast. They cancelled the return trip in July 2011. I do not know why but suspect it was because of financial concerns? If people are worried about their money…they do not spend. Which means a smaller market. Smaller markets means smaller profits.
I think it was simple economics that scuttled the Lady’s visit last summer.

It rained almost all day today & thats what It looks like for tomorrow as well. Wednesday looks better!
I’m looking forward to getting out! First thing I’m going to do,is go visit the Lions! I want to see what they’ve been up to?
I will have some new shots for you all soon enough!
I’m expecting a call from Mother Nature shortly!

The Lady Washington Leaving Ucluelet

I forgot that they did drop into Ucluelet before they came to Tofino. I can’t remember if they stayed the night or were there for a few hours only?
I was waiting out by Amphtrite Lighthouse. I wanted to get some shots of them coming out of the harbour and around the Lighthouse.
You can see the Lady heading north to Tofino here, and the Chieftain was following close behind. However too far apart to fit them both into this framed shot!