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