Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tall ships in Charlestown

Today there was no racing in the Fowey Classics Regatta 2011 - well of yachts that is. There was apparently plastic duck races and I had only the slightest curiosity as to what that might be.

Instead I headed over to nearby Charlestown to see the three tall ships and unspoilt village, much used in historic movies. Btw unlike colonial namesakes there is no royal connection, as it was local businessman Charles Rashleigh who built the port to support the clay mining industry.

Very pretty it was too, and had an excellent crab sandwich and visit to the shipwreck museum before heading back to Fowey.

I'm still not that happy with the photo import and blogger interface on the iPad so might have to tweak these when back with laptop.

Ok, this isn't a tall ship. I think it was the Argo in recent film of Jason and the Argonauts.

The main ship, the SV Kaskelot, has starred in a long list of tv and film productions from Hornblower to Dr Who.


Anonymous said...

The photo of the bow is not from Jason it's the vessel built at Charlestown for the Warner bros film Clash of the Titans then lengthend again at Charlestown for Wrath of the Titans

JP said...

Thanks for the info!