Posted by: mdmusingsie | June 21, 2015

The Boys Are Back (and Girls, too)

It’s been nearly 3 years since I saw a Tall Ship in Dublin. Interestingly enough, the one that was in town this weekend was the first one I went on when it was in town as part of the Tall Ship Races – The Cuauhtémoc from Mexico.

A steady stream of people went on and off the ship, intrigued by this symbol of bygone eras. The crew consists in large part of 18-22 year olds who are in training as part of the Mexican Navy (The Journal Article). What an amazing experience for a young person to sail around the world in such a beautiful ship.

I don’t remember seeing female crew last time, but saw two on this visit – a welcome sign.

It was a wonderful day to visit the ship – enough but not too much sun.

The Cuauhtemoc

The Cuauhtemoc

The Cuauhtemoc

The Cuauhtemoc

Ship's Prow

Ship’s Prow

These sailors kindly posed for a photo op

These sailors kindly posed for a photo op

Decorative rope storage

Decorative rope storage

Knot work with a Celtic look

Knot work with a Celtic look

One of two pirate deterents

One of two pirate deterents

Massive Mexican Flag

Massive Mexican Flag

A place to relax in the sun whilst sailing

A place to relax in the sun whilst sailing

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Female Sailor

Female Sailor

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