A post in honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day

Even though it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day, I’m not going to write in Pirate-ese. While I know the intention is to be silly, I still feel a bit too silly to do so. So instead I’ll post the pictures I took this summer in London of the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind that sits on the banks of the Thames near Southwark Cathedral. Ok, so it’s not an actual pirate ship, but it’s close enough. Aaaarrrggghhh.

The Golden Hind

One of the things Drake was famous for was circumnavigating the globe, and the Golden Hind was the ship in which he did it.

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Drake named the ship after

Drake named the ship in honor of his patron, whose heraldic crest had a hind (female deer) on it.

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These days you can rent out the Golden Hind for birthday parties and other events. I wonder what Drake would think about that?

These days you can rent out the Golden Hind for birthday parties and other events. I wonder what Drake would think about that?

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