Once in a while its nice to get a surprise.
But they don't come much bigger than the one that blew into Ipswich Harbour this week.
The wind which has brought much of the air pollution this way diverted an armada of Dutch Tall Ships into port that had been taking part in a North Sea race.
A gallery of images can be seen below
Like bird watchers flocking to a new arrival, mariners from far and wide headed to Ipswich before the ships departed these shores.
ITV News Anglia managed to get there as well and speak to Richard Watkinson from the Ipswich Maritime Trust.
Click below to hear what Richard had to say about the unplanned visit
– Richard Watkinson, Ipswich Maritime Trust
"The Dutch have an annual North Sea race, and they weren't planning to come to Ipswich but because the winds were easterly they couldn't make the port they intended to.
Although the easterly winds brought a bit of pollution, the benefit was these wonderful Tall Ships from Holland."