Tall Ships 2017 as well as lots to see out on the Thames there was also entertainment ashore.
Before joining the Zephyr I had a look around the site at Woolwich Arsenal and first up was the mermaid above. She had her own bubble that magically (er, well if you ignore the electric motor and controls to hand) transported her among puzzled children, many of whom were asking "But WHO is she, mummy?"
Also there was this pirate who had clearly seen one too many Johnny Depp movie:
He was part of an ensemble of actors in period dress acting out scenes - such as policemen arresting a criminal - and these milkmaid and woman smoking a pipe:
There were also all sorts of bands playing lots of different types of music:
It was great to see lots of families coming down to see the boats for the Easter weekend.