|The Missus at the rail of Pinta, taking a risk.|
It was all quite wonderful - it reminded me of the time Dave took all of us to see USS Olympia (Commodore Dewey's flagship, from the 1890s) and USS Niagara (Commodore Perry's flagship, from 1813). I think Phil would have loved to see these two ships as well; he loved ships and boats, and both of them used a lot of historical examples of sailing ships in their games. If you want the details of these two ships, may I suggest:
There are a lot more photos on the website; there is also a schedule of port visits. The crews are very nice and helpful, and we really enjoyed our excursion to see them and their vessels.
If I may make a modest personal note, I have now walked the decks of:
Viking, Nina, Pinta, Mayflower, USS Constitution, USS Niagara, Charles W. Morgan, USS Olympia, Amis Reunis, U-505, USS Lionfish, and the mighty USS Massachusetts;
The Missus has also added to the family total with Golden Hind and HMS Bounty. Still to come, we both hope (God willing!), are HMS Mary Rose, HSMS Vasa, and HMS Victory.
"Don't Give Up The Ship!" - Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax