My recent post (re-blogged from Indian Rocks Bridge) about climbing aloft on the Sorlandet got me thinking of those beautiful square riggers. I found this video yesterday. I love the pictures! Such beautiful ships!! It’s a traditional song but has recently been ‘discovered’ (at least according to some of the musical forums). Here’s a shanty to listen to the next time you’re getting underway. 😉
It’s time to go now Haul away your anchor (x2) ‘Tis our sailing time
Get some sail upon her Haul away your halyards (x2) ‘Tis our sailing time
Get her on her course now Haul away your foresheets (x2) ‘Tis our sailing time
Waves are surging under Haul away down-channel (x2) On the evening tide
When my days are over Haul away for Heaven (x2) God be by my side (x2)
PS- the Statsraad Lehmkuhl is another of the ships the Oceanics School chartered for our sailtraining. I missed this one too. 🙁 I got to sail the Ariadne and the brigantine Phoenix. They were all beautiful ships but not quite the same experience as to sail a full rigged ship.
Maybe I’ll do a couple of posts explaining the different ship types (sail plans). Would you like that? In the meantime, here’s a link to a site one of my classmates put online about our school. If you look closely, you can see me in some of the photos. Yeah, I still look pretty much the same. 🙂