Morgenster a Voyage

Morgenster a Voyage

This video follows the ship from her early days as a trawler in 1919. It also includes an ocean passage from Tenerife to her home port of Den Helder, Holland, earlier in 2017. Accompanied by the sonorous and musical sound of the “Hooks and Crookes” shanty group from Waterford, Ireland. The numbers include a few […]

Fair Winds onboard the Dutch Clipper Brig Morgenster

Fair Winds onboard the Dutch Clipper Brig Morgenster

It was February 2017 as we followed the West wind and chased the light from Tenerife to Den Helder onboard a Flying Dutchman       Tenerife to Den Helder – Another view A voyage on the Dutch Clipper Brig Morgenster Contact the Morgenster The Dutch Clipper Brig Morgenster

La Grace

La Grace

La Grace Launched 5th December 2010 and pictured here at the start of the Klaipeda-Sczczecin 2017 tall ships race http://www.lagrace.cz

TS ROYALIST

TS ROYALIST

Congratulations to the captain and crew of TS Royalist for a very successful season. Launched in 2014, Royalist is pictured here at the start of the Klaipeda-Sczczecin 2017 Tall Ships race  

Cinnamon, Spice of the East Indiaman

Cinnamon, Spice of the East Indiaman

While the Swedish Ship Gotheborg looks for new owners, it was good to take some time out, help look after her and reminisce about the exploits of her ancestors.  

Antwerp TSR 2010

Antwerp TSR 2010

With the Antwerp to Lisbon Race due to start this week, heres a look back at the 2010 tall ships gathering there Interesting weather conditions leading to strong lighting effects, some great displays and a ‘Grand Finale’ by the Indonesian Barquentine ‘Duwaruci’ for the parade of Sail

HMS Trincolmalee 1817

HMS Trincolmalee 1817

Leading on from my earlier post about the 2010 North Sea Regatta in Hartlepool, no visit to the port would be complete without a trip to see the HMS Trincomalee. She has the distinction of being the oldest British warship still afloat and is now the centrepiece of the Historic Dockyard Museum in Hartlepool. Built in Bombay and launched in October 1817, […]

HMS Arethusa 1849

HMS Arethusa 1849

HMS Arethusa (originally posted February 2012) It was February 1st, a freezing cold day as I arrived at Maritima on a catch-up visit to see ships carver Andy Peters. Waterperry is quiet at this time of year and peering through the half-glazed door the workshop seemed empty, the lights on and not a soul in […]

Fortuna – Roman Goddess

Fortuna – Roman Goddess

A new carving from the workshop of Andy Peters A personal piece that Andy has altered to represent the Roman goddess ‘Fortuna’ . The figure is ‘loosely’ based on a Dutch stern carving from the 1600’s The Roman Goddess Fortuna Goddess of fortune known to the Greeks as ‘Tyche’ daughter of the Titan, Oceanus and his consort Tethys. From her hand came riches […]