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Small town, big heart

Posted by Tall Ships America on June 18, 2015

Sunset and Picton Castle

Sunset and Picton Castle

It was hot. The air was hot, the ground was hot, the dock was hot, and I was hot. I staggered over to Tree of Life, and slumped under their canopy. Aidan, the apprentice on board, looked at me with pity. I was bedraggled and limp. At that moment, a soft cooling breeze came up off the water. Kim, the chef on board, offered me a snack and my faith in humanity was restored. Read the rest of this entry »

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An evening in Brazil

Posted by Tall Ships America on June 12, 2015

Welcome to Norfolk!

Welcome to Norfolk!

On Wednesday, Eliza and I were in Norfolk, VA for a reception on board Cisne Branco  for Brazilian Navy Commemorative Day. This was the first time I had seen Cisne Branco since 2007, when she participated in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE(r) Atlantic Coast race series that year. She was then, and remains now, a beautiful ship. Upon arrival in Norfolk, we went down to the waterfront to scope out the venue for that evening and saw some cadets hard at work, touching up the paint on the hull and the anchor- Read the rest of this entry »

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One Journey Ends, Another Begins

Posted by Tall Ships America on June 10, 2015

Hermione in Norfolk

Hermione in Norfolk

Last Friday, L’Hermione arrived in Yorktown, Virginia, to a wildly enthusiastic crowd. I think I heard more French spoken than English and everyone (but me) remembered to bring their French flags. Even though it was a grey and overcast day, L’Hermione made a grand entrance with her cannons blazing and crew singing from the rigging. Local Tall Ships America members, Serenity, Alliance and Godspeed, were there to escort her to the dock. After two years of planning, it was all, finally, happening. Read the rest of this entry »

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