Ropes and Pulleys

An old friend has arrived in the Wet Dock. Queen Galadriel is a fairly regular visitor and is one of the tall ships that are a feature of the Ipswich Waterfront. Details can be found on Wikipedia. She is what is known as a Gaff Ketch.

She is a good indicator of the amount of rope involved in rigging a working sailing vessel. Here goes with some pictures.

Queen Galadriel

Based at Malden in Essex on the Blackwater

If you like nets
If you like ropes
That anchor seems to have done some damage!

Sitting behind Galadriel and somewhat in her shadow is Faramir (do these naming conventions seem to fit a pattern?). This is another ketch. It starts the year here but normally sails out of Newcastle.

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