Cutty Sark

Not completely incongruous, since we were on a river, but the ship at the dock at Greenwich seemed exceptionally tall. It turned out to be the Cutty Sark, which is not just dry docked, but elevated and encased in glass, so it can be seen in its entirety. Which is really quite spectacular, both the size and shape of it – amazing to see the all of it, especially the part usually underwater.

Launched as a tea clipper in 1869, the ship also made journeys to Australia for wool before commercial shipping was taken over by steam. It spent some time as a training ship before eventually becoming a museum. It’s well-preserved and presented, and it was neat to be able to walk through the holds and on deck. In addition to the history of it, and the particular story of this specific ship, I found it visually fascinating.

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