Evening photos at San Diego’s Festival of Sail.

Sailboat on a puddle of light behind the tall ship Pilgrim, as day ends at the Festival of Sail on San Diego's Embarcadero.
Sailboat in a puddle of light behind the tall ship Pilgrim.  Friday draws to an end at the Festival of Sail, on San Diego’s Embarcadero.

After work, I got off the trolley at Little Italy and walked down to the Embarcadero. I hoped to see a little of the Festival of Sail. Today was the first day of the big annual event!

Even though I missed the Parade of Sail across San Diego Bay, which took place in the afternoon, I managed to get a bit lucky! The day’s activities were over, the crowds had dissipated, and I didn’t need a ticket to enjoy a leisurely stroll alongside the many beautiful tall ships! Later this weekend I’ll buy a ticket during event hours and board the ships.  Stay tuned!

Until then, here are some photos of what I saw…

The Port of San Diego and the Maritime Museum are presenting the 2015 Festival of Sail, with lots of cool visiting tall ships, cannon battles, and other nautical stuff.
The Port of San Diego and the Maritime Museum are presenting the 2015 Festival of Sail, with lots of cool visiting tall ships, cannon battles, and other nautical stuff.
Photographer near the HMS Surprise takes photos of many masts along the waterfront beyond the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
Photographer near the HMS Surprise takes a photo of masts along the waterfront. Many tall ships are docked just beyond the museum’s Steam Ferry Berkeley.
I saw a number of people wearing old-fashioned costumes, including these folks riding a bike and a big-wheeled penny-farthing along the water!
I saw a number of people wearing old-fashioned costumes, including these folks riding a bike and a big-wheeled penny-farthing along the water!
Members of the United States Navy came jogging down the Embarcadero as the day came to an end in San Diego!
Members of the United States Navy came jogging down the Embarcadero as the day came to an end in San Diego!
Falling sun behind evening clouds and picturesque dark masts on San Diego Bay at the Festival of Sail.
The sun descends behind clouds.  Many high masts, yards, ropes and fluttering banners add character to beautiful San Diego Bay at the Festival of Sail.
Two crewmembers work high in the rigging of the Amazing Grace tall ship.
Two crew members work high in the rigging of the Amazing Grace tall ship.
The 2015 Festival Sail runs through Labor Day weekend. You'll find it downtown at the awesome Maritime Museum of San Diego!
The 2015 Festival Sail runs through Labor Day weekend. You’ll find it downtown at the awesome Maritime Museum of San Diego!

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Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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