A Tall Ship for Market Friday

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She stands so proud. I spied one of the Tall Ships that did a slow speed pass by the harbor on the Eastern Shore of Virginia a while back. Her name was Sultana, a full-scale reproduction schooner of a 1767 vessel belonging to the British Royal Navy. The original was used to enforce the infamous “Tea Taxes” on the North American coast, leading up to the American Revolution.

But that's a story for another day...


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Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) Join me as we share our markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see different markets and cultures of our friends here on Hive.


It was the first time I had seen the Tall Ships from the deck. There were three of them, one more impressive than the other. They were taking on passengers for a two-hour sail around the harbor for $69.00, which isn't too bad if you didn't have to buy 5 tickets. Got up close and personal - explored the decks and met the crews of three magnificent tall ships: Pictured above, the Sultana.


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I have to wonder... Is it right to point the ship this way, into the wind, night, or day? To sail along, pretending to know what it takes, to live on board of one so tall, magically sailing the seven seas, running up the sails to capture the wind. Is it right to tighten the sheets? Oh, to be away from the land, manning the sails, doing the needful.


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The large figureheads that had been so popular in previous centuries went out of vogue as they affected the sailing ability of the ship. Cost also being a factor, the figureheads became smaller in the 18th century. They were often religious figures such as saints or perhaps a unicorn or even a lion. She is beautiful! Can you imagine the work that went into one of those, in the days of yore?


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It was a nice tour of the ship for $2.50 - worth every cent. Although we could not go down in the sleeping area or the gally, just peaking around on top gave us a good idea of what lurked beneath us. In all honesty, the topside really had ropes and more ropes, and places to tie them down. They needed all the room they could get so the ropes didn't get tangled. Climbing those ropes? Oh, yes! That is a definite workout.


Only a few of the ropes on a ship are actually called ropes, the rest of them are called lines and have a different use. If you want to know more sailing and nautical terms, go here.


STOP!! BRAIN TEASER AHEAD!!

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Answer! Can you guess??? The only thing I can say is that I wish time flew faster during the lockdown!!


The masts and spars are kept in their place by the standing rigging. This is not to be confused with the running rigging, which is used to set and put down the sails. While sailing may seem confusing, it is compared often with being easier than trying to change the mind of a teenager


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Don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping - whether it be the grocery store, the bowling ally, or even an art gallery. Wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Be different if you wish! It does not have to be a traditional market! We will love it! Don't forget to use the hashtag #MarketFriday and @dswigle in your post!


Rules of the Road

Go to the market, or anywhere that you pay money for a service.
Take pictures! Be creative (or not, we don't judge!)
Tell us a little bit about the market, what brought you here?
Post the picture(s)
Use the MarketFriday Community Platform to post
Or drop the link into the MarketFriday post so I can find it
Have fun!

Please leave the link to your post here so it can easily be found by others. It helps you and me to have them in one place. Where else can you take such a quick trip around the globe? Thank you so much for joining us!! ❤


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In the end, the coolness of its tallness does wear off. The ships do not allow for a lot of personal space and if you don't mind living on top of one another, this may well be your ship. :)) I like a little bit of distance between me and the next guy's body odor. Just saying. They are hot bunks, which means you share and while one is awake, the other is asleep and the galley is tiny so you get to eat elbow to elbow. I am wondering how they did this so many years ago with ten times the amount of people that were on board with me. Yikes.


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And just like that, this post is done. I hope you had a good time and learned a little something new. As always, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit #MarketFriday!! Thank you for supporting the challenge! Have a most fabulous day! Cheers!!


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they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

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True you dont want to point her straight into the wind, or you get dead sails. But it is amazing how you can actually sail in the general direction of the wind by tacking or zig zagging close-hauled. I know this from too many hours of watching sailing videos LOL 😁 Oh I got so into wanting to comment, I forgot I havent started my post yet, YIKES!

Isn't sailing so awesome, head thrown back by the wind, hair whipping in your face? They really are the way to go, although navigating one does your adrenaline pumping out on the Atlantic!

Oh, those sailing videos just give me heart failure!!

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Have a great night!

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You could go everywhere, everywhere given time and a strong stomach on one of those tall ships in bygone years.

Adventurous destinations, tight discomfort locked beneath the bows, this never stopped travelers finding new lands under protection of figurehead on the bow.

Anywhere you go today you have to pay to see, nice visit to tall ships with plenty of ropes Denise. Great photography and detail to get the mind wandering once again.

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Oh, I have my doubts I would have lasted on one of those tall ships crossing the ocean. I shudder to think of those top-heavy voyagers battling the waves rolling in the Atlantic.

The area below deck is dark and dank, so I will take my hammock and sleep up topside. I love figureheads! I almost bought one for a small ship in Norway, but, knew customs would never let me take it with me. :)

Everything is at a cost, nowadays, isn't it? Drives me crazy! Come to Washington, DC! Everything is free here!!! Have a great day, Joan! @joanstewart

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Definitely no five course meals, more often ended up with scurvy. Lack of toilets and sleeping areas, swaying around in a hammock must have been a nightmare.

Long voyages in those old wooden ships creaking their way over, definitely only very special people would go voluntarily.

Everything comes with a price tag today, I am surprised not all have sell by dates yet Denise.

Everything does come with a price tag, it seems, even some friendships.

Le sigh.

Those definitely need a get rid of by date. :) Thank you, always, Joan! Sorry for the late, late, way too late reply!

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Isn't life strange, yes many look into something asking "what is in it for me", while others are there saying "how can I improve others good fortune around here", tis life....

But time and tide wait for no-one we need to dust off and move on when realizing the fake from the genuine.

Have a fantabulous day and don't worry about late replies, it is part of my life daily....

LOL I am so glad I am not the only one!! :) You too!!!

😂🙃😘Oh Yes!

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Seems your were on deck. Not really been on a ship myself.

I actually was on deck! It was pretty cool! Someday, you will have to make a point of going on a ship! Have a wonderful night!

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Thank you. Enjoy your day.

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Some fantastic pictures there Denise! Looks great! Here in Felletin it is Market Day, of course. A nice sunny day this morning. Not too hot, not too cold! Perfect!

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Thank you @felt-buzz! I am so glad that your day was perfect!! Just how I love it! Today was sunny and I am so happy as we will be soon seeing the remnants of Hurrican Sally's rain and wind. But, that too shall pass!

Thank you for your many kindnesses to my #MarketFriday people! It is appreciated! Have a wonderful day!

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Whew!!!! It is very tall! 😮 People looks like ants! 😁😬

Haha!! Isn't that the truth! I still cannot imagine how people had the nerve to hop in one of those and take it across the ocean with hundreds of people on board! They are small!!!

Thanks for taking the time to read the post and leaving your words! Have a wonderful day!

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Gosh, @dswigle, I L-O-V-E old ships. I think it explains why I like silver coins and bars that depict ships. There are a couple docked in the San Francisco Bay, and whenever I have a chance, I join the tour over and over again, LOL!
I hope you will like this one I put together for our #marketfriday get-together!
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Have a beautiful weekend, sweet @dswigle and take care 🥰🌺🤙
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You know how popular your posts are! One cannot help loving them before they lay eyes on it. Okay, that has more to do with you being the sweetest little Barbie Doll, EVER!

Aren't they fun to tour? I am so glad I am not the only crazy one to see them out and love on them a little bit.

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Wow those ships photos are great, specially many rope and strings.

Thanks! It was so hard to get good pictures on a cloudless day, but, I was more interested in the ship than the weather!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment!

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Those boats were very nice, sailing on them has to be a very satisfying experience. You made a good graphic report and shared a great story. Congratulations. Have a happy weekend

Thank you so much for your kind and generous comment! I appreciate it so much! I have to wonder how comfortable I would be, as we are spoiled in this century! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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Than you so much, my dear friend.

The pleasure is mine!

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I was reading some other posts when it occurred to me that I'd missed your market Friday post and I KNOW you always have a post on Friday! I'm certainly glad I went looking, it'd have been a shame to miss this.

I have a serious case of the romance of the tall ships, but, like you I realize the practicalities that were not very romantic. It was just plain hard work and lots of it.

Did you realize that the modern military salute comes from the British (and by extension the American) Navy? Sailors were called 'Tars' because the lines were tarred to make them last longer and their hands got incredibly dirty and stained in every day work. When they were standing formation they had to 'salute' to show that their right hand was clean and not full of tar. Cleanliness was next to Godliness and they may have been Godless but damn sure certain had clean hands.

I'm pretty surprised that they don't use more modern (plastic based) lines. They are superior in every way, but the manila is authentic...

Thanks Denise. I darn near missed this.

And I almost missed this!!! I was so bent on getting all the #MarketFriday post taken care of, I skipped my own!

Le sigh.

I really need to get more organized! Long ago, I remember my dad, who was in the Navy when he was 17... didn't all kids from way back then join? He told me something about the tars, but, being young, I only remembered half the story, so I am so happy you brought that up!

I am surprised that don't use plastic lines too, but, I figure it's easier for the rats to crawl up the rope. :))

I do love the tall ships, but, yes, heck no! So much work. Hot bunking. Oh, yes... who wouldn't want to do it~??

Thanks Tom!! Always. Always.

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Nice different types of photos a Tall Ship.

Thank you so much!

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That’s a very impressive ship! It looks so complicated with all the sails and ropes!

The brain teaser is just perfect! LoL

Have a nice weekend!

They are impressive, aren't they? I couldn't sail one of these or even assist them. I was watching them in awe as they took it for a short sail!

I see you got the brain teaser! :))

Have a great day!

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Love to be on one of these traditional sailing ship one day! Imagine myself as a captain giving orders during a fight at sea like in the old film! The real thing must have been too real for me!
So, I stick to imagination for safety reason! LoL

Yes!!! There is no way that I would want to live the life of a swashbuckler!

My imagination is enough excitement for me!

You and your adventurous and active outlook!! LoL

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It really was a lot of fun! Thank you for stopping by and dropping your link @almi!

I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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Hello! Hope your have nice weather over there! Some people are saying it feels like winter already! So fast

My link for this week’s post.

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Cheers.

My weather is nice, but, further North, it has already started to cool down, but today was almost 28C because we had a cool front come in, but, tomorrow should be warmer. We probably won't get cold until the beginning of November, then it gets cooler. I am okay with that.

Thanks for dropping the link here!

Have a nice day!

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Oh! A lady just told me to expect serious storm during the next few days in the north of the country. It might rain everyday from this weekend. I don’t like too much rain! It means staying inside too long!

You are having nice time there!

I did! I hope you didn't get the rain!

Oh! Ya! We got rain four days in a row! Luckily it rained more at night than in day time.

Ours almost always doesn' Rains all night, sunshine all day!

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I would love to go on a tour of such an beautiful ship. The people who built the replica must have a real passion for these old ships!!

#MarketFriday @dswigle: Bus Stop 7

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Due to the Covid-19 virus, open air markets were not allowed for some time, here in South Africa. This has now changed and we may attend markets again, I am quite happy about this.

Here is the link to my MarketFriday post: Bus Stop 7

I hope you like it, enjoy the weekend!!

I am so glad that South Africa has lifted some of the restrictions. We are still with some and some are given, only to be taken away in some areas of the country.

It's a big country, it has to be done area by area.

I hope you manage to keep yours open! Thanks for participating this week! Have a great day!

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you know i love old ships like these and how cool you got to go out on one, the price wasn't to bad I guess nothing is cheap these days

And this week I remember to share my post here https://peakd.com/hive-196308/@tattoodjay/market-friday-signs-qghnxk

Wow. My upvote shrunk. :( Yikes!

I do know that you love old ships and there will plenty of them to board in New England!! Almost nothing is for free nowadays, right? That's the truth!!

Thank you for taking the time to drop your link here! Have a great evening!

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What happened to your upvote, over doing the voting again? LOL

Ohh yes I hope to see many of the old ships here :)

Have a great day

Pitiful! I cannot upvote tomorrow at all! :( How do you keep it so strong! You vote more than I do. Thanks, you! Have a great day!

I generally vote at 15% I think I need to up it a bit to be honest

You to have a great day

Probably a good idea for me. Thanks! Goodnight!

And good morning I adjusted it to a level based on the voting I was doing I am doing less now so need to adjust it

I thought you were fine, but, I am doing more and then less, I just need to keep adjusting it as needed. Have a great night! So late in the reply!

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Thanks for the reposting @pixresteemer! Much appreciated!

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It is really exotic view from Tall Ships. Keep creating your good contents for us. Happy weekend my friend.

Thank you for your kind words. I had a fun time creating it! It was fun taking pictures of it. Have a wonderful day! Appreciate your stopping by!

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Of course, something close to your passion for the sea and sailing! These ships are a true work of art. A unique topic for #marketfriday.
I'm at sea again, in Balchik. I hope to be able to post on the phone, I would be very pleased to be with you in my favorite challenge...

I was truly jealous when I saw you were on vacation AGAIN!!! :)) Good for you, Dan! @bluemoon I am really glad that you are taking the time off to enjoy life!

It is a unique topic, but, one that I enjoyed doing. I am so pleased you posted your #MarketFriday from Balchik! That was awesome! I hope you are having a great week!

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"It was nice but now is gone"... this is from Jesus Christ Superstar.
The second time was better then the first time.
I still don't believe this happen to us.

Haha! I recognized that! :))

The next time will be sweeter because of the wait.

Alas, how much longer do I have to wait! I don't even want to think, especially now that the future is so unpredictable.

I know. Pretty soon, I am going to just buy the motor home and run away from home. Or take the tent. Or just go.

Le sigh.

I am getting old waiting for the time to come.

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Thank You!

That's a pretty good market at harbor to see such a long and tall ship. I am always feeling wondering to se the rope that used in ship and dockyard. Anyway here is my entry for the the week.

https://hive.blog/hive-148441/@sheikh27/6a7vxu-marketfriday-at-locally-different-places-by-sheikh27

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Have a wonderful day!

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