Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Photo: A Taller Ship Than Usual

Sailboats aren't uncommon on Burrard Inlet, but they tend to be small; the sort of yachts and skiffs that can easily be kept in the marina until they're ready to go meet the waves. Big ships with big sails are a far less frequent sight, but I caught this one emerging from Coal Harbour over the weekend. While this vessel is probably far too small to be a true tall ship, its masts give it a sort of dominance that not many other ships on this part of the water can manifest.

I can't tell what that flag is, either. That's the problem with so many British colonies and Commonwealth states using Red Ensigns - with the Union Flag in the canton and their own coat of arms in the fly, it's practically impossible to distinguish between them at a distance.

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