Thanks to Maurice Reed for sending these photos.
In October 2008 the Tall Ships came to Funchal.
Early morning view from The Hotel Porto Santa Maria with The Lobo Marinho departing and the sailing ships in harbour.
The Portuguese training ship “Creoula” with the “Pelican of London” tied up alongside.
The immaculate Mexican Navy Training sailing ship “Cuauhtemoc” departing with crew in the rigging.
Hard to believe it was 10 ½ years ago!