The Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Race is
unique in that it is both a race and an
opportunity for crews from different
ships to get to know each other. In
addition, half the crew on each ship has
to be between the ages of 16 and 25.
There are some legs of the competition
that are not actually races. During these
segments, ships exchange crew
members, who then have a chance to sail
with people from different countries.
Here I am with a crewman from the Mexican tall ship the Cuauhtemoc.
His friends were amused that he was asked to pose with a bear. This
ship is used to train officers and seamen for the Mexican navy.
Above are two views of the Bryggen or Hanseatic dock. Because space
was limited, houses, which were used both to shelter people and store
goods, were packed together closely. With wood construction, fire was a
major hazard during the Middle Ages. Usually, there would only be stoves
in rooms with stone floors.