Ready to go into battle!!! But first, we get a great view of the big ships that are tied to the dock for the tourists and can't come out into the bay to play.
First we have the Nina II. A replica of one of Christopher Columbus' famous ships. Compared to modern day yachts it looks big, but not big enough to travel the Atlantic in. Proving that those 1492 sailors were very brave, crazy or stupid (probably a little bit of all 3).
Next we passed the Bounty. What a beautiful ship.
The Eagle was the biggest ship in the line up. It is part of the Coast Guard Academy. Originally operated by Nazi Germany to train cadets for the German Navy, the ship was taken by the United States as a war prize after World War II. In 1946, a U.S. Coast Guard crew - aided by the German crew still on board - sailed the tall ship from Bremerhaven to its new homeport in New London, Connecticut.
The chase is on! The Amazing Grace is hot on our tail. You'd think with her home port being Gig Harbor she might be a little more neighborly.
Did she just shoot her cannon at us???
Our Captain springs into action and counters with the dreaded "Attack Soap Bubbles" because nothing scares a sailor more than soap.
And finally a picture perfect view of the Lady Washington