Sunday, January 22, 2006
As I was eating my breakfast this morning I noticed that the HMS Pickle had her sails ready to go out to sea. It's not a very good photo as I don't have a telephoto lense on my digital camera and it was too far away to get a really clear image.
This tall ship is a replica of the HMS Pickle.
The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on 21 October 1805. When it was over, a fast schooner, HMS Pickle (built in Bermuda, of cedar), was despatched to sail back the 1,000 miles from the Cape of Trafalgar off southern Spain to England. The journey took nine days and the ship ran into a gale on the way to Falmouth.
If anyone is interested here is a website Sailing Holidays | HMS Pickle & Cymru: Sailing Charter Holidays on a traditional topsail schooner from Nelson 's era at the Battle of Trafalgar. Sail Training, Film Charter, Corporate training, Anglesey Tall Ships Ltd.