This Is What A Sailor Would Have Eaten If He Was On Columbus' Ship
Many believe that Christopher Columbus was the first to sail the open ocean and reach the Americas. What it not known are the numerous others who had already sailed the journey West, and those who sailed East. The Chinese once had a great fleet that was much larger than those of Europe, not just in the amount of ships, but the size as well. But with Columbus the world started its age of exploration more extensively.
One of the more magnificent tall ships, the 185' Europa hails from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and is one of the world's most famous sailing vessels. Built to sail around the globe, Europa has a crew of 10 - 12 professional seafarers and 50 "guest" crew members. This is her second voyage into the Great Lakes.
I love this as I love sailing. Though I don't get much of an opportunity to do so nowadays. I find there is something very clean and cleansing about sailing on a day like the one in the picture. Just setting the sails, watching them in the wind and on the horizon, feeling the wind in your face on deck. I love racing too, and all the ropes and charts that go along with sailing off-shore. I do, however, get seasick sometimes below deck in rough weather and prefer to stay topside in choppy…