The Londoner: Cuttysark

Hello Again! Yes, I'm doing pretty well. This is the most commitment to a project i've done outside of work and school. As I mentioned in a previous "The Londoner" post, I'm back tracking to all to cool things I've done in London since this city took on the label of my second home. This next adventure I'm recalling happened when I first moved here in August of 2016... yes I know we're almost in 2018 I've been slacking. Nostalgia. 

So, August last year My Mom, Orange (my brother), My Aunt Davidaire, Luca (her grandson), My Aunty Muff, Jahshaya (her granddaughter), and I went to visit the Cutty Sark on of our holiday excursions around town. 

We decided to take the scenic route and instead of using the bus, we cashed out to make use of the Thames Clippers and enjoyed a smooth boat ride up the river into Maritime Greenwich.  

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Being summer at the time, there was a fair going on which made the atmosphere even more lively than it would have been.  The kids (myself excluded) decided to have a go at the merry go round and my brother and I decided to go on an excursion around the Cutty Sark. The boat which has a funny name used to be a premier tea clipper when it was in operation. Now, it sits in maritime Greenwich as a reminder and insight into British mercantilism. 

 Nifty Map

Nifty Map

 The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark

The Rooms on the boat itself where the crew slept are really tiny. Being inside reminded me of being Snow White rambling around the hollow of the seven dwarves. It was really lovely that they still had cutlery and china on display especially in the captain's quarters to make it feel realistic and give you a real jolt back in time. It was really interesting because it had me questioning how tall people really were or if they had to hunch the entire time. All this drama just for a tea delivery boat. 

The Museum is Located in Greenwich and Is Easily Accessible Via DLR (Maritime Greenwich) or Southeaster Railways (Greenwich) 

 Decor in the Captain's Quarters

Decor in the Captain's Quarters

 Master Otis Captaining The Ship (Prepare for a Titanic Sequel) 

Master Otis Captaining The Ship (Prepare for a Titanic Sequel) 

 Mother

Mother

It was an amazing day and I'm glad now that i've sat to write this because all the warm memories have come flooding right back. If you ever plan a trip to London, this is definitely one of the musts on your list.

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 Jahshaya & Luca on the Merry-Go-Round

Jahshaya & Luca on the Merry-Go-Round

 Henna  Tattoo

Henna  Tattoo

 Cutty Sark Life Boat

Cutty Sark Life Boat

 The Hull of the Ship

The Hull of the Ship

 All Hands on Deck...

All Hands on Deck...

 Ahoy!

Ahoy!

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