Esmeralda, a steel-hulled four-masted barquentine tall ship of the Chilean Navy and currently the second tallest and longest sailing ship in the world is in Wellington harbour.
Charlotte and Sophie were mesmerized with it’s beauty and overwhelmed at having the opportunity to go onboard. Charlotte walked on by herself and when a kind sailor offered his hand to help her up some steep steps she put up her hand to say, ‘Stop’! In days of old she’d probably have had a melt-down (she is one very independent lady!). He smiled and gracefully waved her on.