Once upon a time, large sail ships in the waters around Britain were not an uncommon sight. To say the least. Some contained sugar, spice and all things nice. Others contained cannons and gunpowder. Some contained black folk from Africa, on their way across the Atlantic. All of them were vital ingredients in the growth of the British Empire. I probably don’t need to explain the controversial aspects of this to you.
These days, you’re lucky to see a grand tall ship. You’re far more likely to see a fancy Sunseeker yacht, made just up along the coast at Poole. When one does blow in, it attracts quite a bit of attention. Alas, I had only my iPhone with me. Better than nothing, but I’d have preferred to have had my Fuji with the 200mm zoom lens. Such is life.