So I left the house at quarter-to-eight, turned right into the row (that’s a very narrow lane to you, speciality of Gt Yarmouth), to meet up with my daughter who was waiting for me on the farside of the river and lo! There’s this olde-worlde-looking ship. Hoping to get some good shots during our walk that day, I had my camera with me. Wow, luck! Not so lucky was the tide (which was out) thus the olde-worlde-looking ship sat low in the water and I couldn’t even see her hull from the quay. And moving round to the bridge, the light was in entirely the wrong direction. So this is not the best of shots.
TS Royalist isn’t as olde-worlde as it looks (it was built in 2014), and as its name might suggest, its a training ship used by the Sea Cadets. With up to 10 permanent crew, it provides real-environment training for up to 24 cadets.
This 130 ton is a 34-metre brig. But that’s about as much as I can tell you. I might live close enough to the quay to dip my toes in the river (though only when the tide is running high) but I know next to nothing about ships.
And where did I walk? Along the edge of Breydon Water, which lies just behind the town.