Nao Victoria

Nao Victoria

The original Nao Victoria, commanded by Juan Sebastian Elcano, left Seville in 1519 and returned to the same city in 1522 after circumnavigating the globe for the first time in history. “Onboard the Nao Victoria of today you will find the rhythm of Spanish life, they dine late in the evening, their language is passionate […]

Ostindiefararen Pir 4 – 2016

Ostindiefararen Pir 4 – 2016

The Swedish Ship Gotheborg A season on the quay, Pir 4 Eriksberg. Sweden 2016 Some black & white images with a few splashes of colour, taken on and around Pir 4  

Antwerp – Lisbon TSR 2016

Antwerp – Lisbon TSR 2016

A great start and great weather as the Class A’s pass the starting gate in Torbay for the 2016 Antwerp to Lisbon Race

Aarhus – Helsinki 2013

Aarhus – Helsinki 2013

The Swedish East Indiaman, Gotheborg at the start of the 2013 Aarhus to Helsinki Tall Ships Race

LERWICK TSR  2011

LERWICK TSR 2011

Despite warnings of strong to severe gale force winds the ships still carried plenty of sail on route to Stavanger More links about the Lerwick Tall Ships Race 2011 Read my Blog Post Pictures from the Port of Lerwick

Port of Lerwick 2011

Port of Lerwick 2011

Lerwick Tall Ships Race 2011 Images from the Port of Lerwick in the Shetland Isles.

Amsterdam to Gt Yarmouth – iPhoneography

Amsterdam to Gt Yarmouth – iPhoneography

Some iPhoneography taken on the The Swedish Ship Gotheborg Expedition from Amsterdam to Dover and Great Yarmouth 2015  

Tall Ships in the Port of Cadiz 2012

Tall Ships in the Port of Cadiz 2012

Some snap shots from around the port, taken at the Cadiz Tall Ships Regatta 2012 Lots of activity, people and bright colours

Lisbon TSR 2012

Lisbon TSR 2012

Pictures from the Port of Lisbon, Crew Parade, Parade of Sail and finally the Race itself I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better parade of sail, it was absolutely phenomenal !  The wind increased during the afternoon and we only had about 30 minutes to take pictures at the start of the race but the weather and the scene on the […]

Sailing to Dover 2015

Sailing to Dover 2015

The Swedish ship Gotheborg’s voyage from Amsterdam to Dover 2015. Locking out at Ijmuiden during the night, her passage across the North Sea and a stormy anchorage off the North forelands before finally arriving in the port of Dover.

Sailing an East Indiaman

Sailing an East Indiaman

THE SWEDISH SHIP GOTHEBORG Some impressions of what its like to sail an East Indiaman and the life onboard Amsterdam to Gt Yarmouth via Dover 2015

Gotheborg Vanern Expedition – iPhoneography

Gotheborg Vanern Expedition – iPhoneography

SOME  iPHONEOGRAPHY Photo diary of a volunteer deckhand The Swedish Ship Gotheborg. Vanern expedition 2015

Sailing to Varberg

Sailing to Varberg

SAILING TO VARBERG Photo diary of a volunteer deckhand The Swedish Ship Gotheborg. Vanern expedition 2015

Navigating the Göta Alv

Navigating the Göta Alv

NAVIGATING THE GOTA ALV Photo diary of a volunteer deckhand The Swedish Ship Gotheborg. Vanern expedition 2015

Amål – Vanern Expedition 2015

Amål – Vanern Expedition 2015

A FEW PICTURES FROM THE SHIPS VISIT TO AMÅL Photo diary of a volunteer deckhand, The Swedish Ship Gotheborg. Vanern expedition 2015

Karlstad to Grums

Karlstad to Grums

KARLSTAD TO GRUMS Photo diary of a volunteer deckhand The Swedish Ship Gotheborg. Vanern expedition 2015

Hermione – The Voyage begins

Hermione – The Voyage begins

L’Hermione Frégate de la liberté In celebration of her voyage to America, Hermione anchors off Ile d’Aix before sailing up the Charente in a salute to Rochefort. Then back to Ile d’Aix for the Son et Lumiere and Fireworks,  as the the sky gradually clouds over and rain sets in for the evening.