This sailing ship was in Stornoway Harbour for a few days last week.
It's a Russian training ship called the MIR, and is the largest sailing ship in the world.
The photo here is a photo of a postcard, but I wasn't able to get any photos of the ship in full sail and I wanted y'all to see it.
Aint she a beauty!
Before she sailed from the harbour today, our local Lewis Pipe Band played on the pier - for the benefit of the waiting crowd and of the crew on board the vessel.
She's not called a Tall Ship for nothing, I tell you.
Here are two of the masts, with the Russian flag blowing in our breeze.
And here are the pipe band playing their final piece to see her off.
with the crowd waving enthusiastically to the crew.
She is owned by the Makarov State Maritime Academy in St Petersburg, and left Stornoway today to head to the Shetland Isles. A new crew will replace this one in Lerwick.
Isn't she beautiful?
This was taken from the Bràigh (for any who know the island), and the sails still hadn't been raised.
About an hour later, when I reached our own house, I saw here clearly passing the northern part of the island. She had all her sails up and was a wonderful sight.