When I was in St. John’s in the autumn there was a huge tall ship in the harbour – it was a Russian ship. I posted that video here.
While we are in Bermuda the world’s largest yacht is in the harbour – the Eclipse. Yesterday we had a bit of time to go along the water front and get some photos – though unlike the tall ship this one is securely docked and wasn’t going anywhere. The owner of this ship is from Russia – a billionaire who apparently likes BIG toys.
The photos don’t really do this ship justice. It is simply massive. I compared it to the size of a frigate but here’s a link to some more information.
As I walked beside this yacht I wondered is the owner in town? Has he sent the ship here for some reason? Would someone of this wealth take a relatively slow mode of transportation to Bermuda? Why not further south where it’s a bit warmer at this time of the year? If he’s on board – where is he going?
By the way this ship has defenses! Bullet proof glass, missiles, the whole thing.
|The escape boat|
|Along the harbour front|