Westward Shipping News pictures from last year’s visit of the replica Spanish Galeón Andalucía -sailing spectacularly into the Sound.

The stunning sailing ship is on its way from Cardiff to Plymouth where it will once again dock at the Barbican Landing Stage for Pirate Weekend 2024.

The atmospheric photos, if you blink quite quickly – could be a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean

The tall ship is a replica galleon used by the Spanish between the 16th and 18th centuries for trade across the Americas, Spain, and the Philippines.

Westward Shipping News on Monday spotted the arrival of the pailebot Pascual Flores on our live webcam, and presently docked at the Barbican Landing Stage for visitors to look around the tall ship. 

The pailebot Pascual Flores being escorted by Plymouth Pilot boats on Monday evening in the Sound

Plymouth’s historic Barbican and West Hoe quarters will be brimming with entertainment, performers, roaming pirates, sea shanty bands, and showstoppers across the waterfront from the Parade, Quay Road, Mayflower Steps, Commercial Wharf, West Hoe Park to Royal William Yard. 

On Sunday, the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership is hosting a Pirate Fun Run in partnership with Taurus Events. More details on the link:

For a complete schedule of events including information on booking tickets to visit the ships, Galeón Andalucía and Pascual Flores, more info on the link: