Tuesday, 8 September 2015

"La Dama Blanca" - Chilean Navy Sailing Vessel visiting Lisbon, Portugal

Purely by chance I was looking out of our current lodgings this morning over the Tejo estuary towards the Ponte 25 de Abril and Trafaria and had this wonderful view as a large 4-master four-masted barquentine entered Lisbon harbour.

 At first, I thought it was the Portuguese Navy's vessel, Sagres.

However, I then saw the vessel's ensign.

Turned out that the ship is the Armada de Chile's training vessel "Esmeralda". There is nothing like the lovely view of a sailing vessel entering a harbour like Lisbon! Enjoy!