We were up early on Saturday morning to see the Tall Ship Kaskelot come up from Sharpness Dock en-route to Gloucester Dock.
She's a three masted Barque built in 1948, being comprehensively refitted in 2013, and has been used in many films.
She was being pulled by a small tug boat but was also steering under her own power. I would have LOVED to see her in full sail.
She's now in Neilson's Dry Dock in Gloucester undergoing some maintenance and repairs.
Her twin anchors and chain are huge, ours look like toys in comparison!
She looked big when she was afloat, but out of the water she's massive. You can see how big she is compared to the workman at the bottom of the photo repairing her hull.
Because she's so big below the waterline, they've had to carry out some dredging works in the dock to get her in.
The silt is piped out into the river through this pipe
Kaskelot isn't the only Tall Ship that will be seen in Gloucester Docks this Spring. There's a Tall Ship Festival here over the end of May Bank Holiday weekend. That should be quite spectacular, so if you can make it I don't think you'll be disappointed. Full details are available HERE