Tall Ships Festival Part II

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
― William Shedd

Some more shots from the Tall Ships Festival around the Royal Naval College and the Cutty Sark. The day started out fairly overcast but cleared up beautifully by the afternoon and I got to enjoy the sun bathed history to my heart’s content. Royal Museums Greenwich had a naval encampment on its green to show some of the skills employed by the navy and river-side Thames dwellers who supported them.

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Not quite Horatio Hornblower, but pretty nifty all the same.

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Blacksmith.

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Wool dyeing with natural and old school methods.

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Cartography.

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Call out the marines!

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Unlike some of the other vessels, the Cutty Sark is not a small ship.

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Lord Nelson is feeling serious.

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Sir Walter Raleigh is feeling sassy.

3 thoughts on “Tall Ships Festival Part II”

  1. Jealous!!! This looks like amazing fun…and the man in the tent!!!

    Did you know i spent a week crewing on an Australian tall ship? Best wk of my life, climbing 100 ft up the rigging mulitple times a day to work on a footrope furling heavy canvas. OMG was I exhausted. You have no idea the strength it takes to work on one of those vessels.

    1. No I don’t but I can imagine! They look completely draining, I’m still in awe that people sailed around the world in them largely malnourished. More about this story, please!

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