Shiver me timbers!

This was tied up on the quay this morning. My first thought was it looked like the Black Pig from Captain Pugwash.

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Apparently it’s the Nao Victoria, the first ship to sail around the world. Never ‘eard of it. But that’s my ignorance. I’m sure most people have.

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As the man who had just stopped his bicycle to have a look at it remarked, it looks like something a nutter knocked up out of recuperated pallets in his back yard on Sunday afternoons. They were made of stern stuff in those days.

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