Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

Golden-Hinde-II

It can be quite a surprise to see a full-size replica of the famous English Galleon the Golden Hinde, sitting proudly in dry-dock by the River Thames near to London Bridge. The original wooden-built sailing ship was launched in 1577 (during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I) and was used by Sir Francis Drake to circumnavigate the globe.

To my mind it’s a surprisingly small-sized vessel to have survived such an amazing journey across the world’s vast oceans! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise

  1. Sonnische April 13, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Cool, and I believe it is a historical replica? Does it contain any of the original materials?

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    • Ruth April 13, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Nope, it’s completely modern in that sense, but certainly gives a reasonable feel of what it must have been like 🙂

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      • Sonnische April 13, 2017 / 5:36 pm

        We have some like that in the US. Then we have some old ones, but none as old as yours! Love your blog, Ruth!

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        • Ruth April 13, 2017 / 6:05 pm

          Thank you 🙂

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