Today one of the bloggers put up a post about the tall ships in Baltimore. This wonderful post with pictures can be seen at http://jmmcdowell.com/author/jmmcdowell.
Her post triggered memories of my own daughter’s experiences on a tall ship at the age of 16. With the Youth Sailing Trust she was able to take part in a section of the annual Tall Ships Race. Sailing out of Vigo in Spain they ran into Force 10 gales and a 2 day storm. Apparently all of the youngsters on board spent those few days hanging over the sides not feeling very well. I can only imagine how horrible the experience was for the permanent crew on board.
By co-incidence today there was a beautiful tall ship sailing with most of her sails deployed off of the Dorset coast. It was a wonderful sight to behold.
Sailing has been so much a part of my past with all of its joys and trials. I have spent more hours going into wind bouncing in the waves than I care to remember. Fortunately I am one of those lucky few who rarely suffers sea sickness. Having said that I was not on a Tall Ship in a Force 10!