|The duck appeared, heading toward Angel's Gate, just before noon (PDT)|
|The duck turns to lead the tall ships assembled just outside the harbor's gate|
|We counted 6 tall ships in the harbor this afternoon - a total of 12 are scheduled to participate in the festival|
|Two of the tall ships are shown here moving through the canal beyond the duck|
|The most visible of the tall ships had red sails, visible just behind the duck in this photo|
The pictures shown above were taken from our backyard, about 2 miles from the harbor, using my point and click camera. The duck and the ships were easier to view using binoculars then through my camera's view-finder but, without the bright yellow duck to orient me, I'm not sure if I could have pinpointed the tall ships as they progressed through the harbor.
The Tall Ships Festival in Los Angeles continues through Sunday.
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