Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Golden Hinde

The full size replica of The Golden Hinde is tucked away on a small dock on the Thames near London Bridge.
Sir Francis Drake was knighted by Queen Elizabeth 1 for his voyages of discovery from 1577-1580.
When you look at this 16th Century galleon, it is hard to image how it stayed upright when it was at sea.
It appears very topheavy but this replica galleon has sailed over 140,000 miles including sailing around the world.
Photo: MM London 2008


Robert Dunn said...

I thoroughly enjoyed having that coffee with you on that fine morning. Great blog entries.

Love Rob.

Margaret Muir said...

Thanks Rob,
Just wish we could do it more often,
Mum xxx