This year marks the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon discovering Florida. As part of the celebration, there is a replica of his ship that has sailed from Spain to Puerto Rico and up the East Coast of the US. The galleon was parked on the Hudson River for a month – it has since moved on. I was able to catch it a week before it left, which was lucky. It was a beautiful sunny day and I got a lot of nice shots. I was also lucky with timing and had the ship to myself for most of the time, so that was a massive help. Here’s a few of the horde.
The galleon waits next to the pier.
The front prow of the ship.
Looking to the rear.
Looking up at the rigging.
Inside the Captain’s Cabin.
Inside the captain’s cabin. You could look but not enter.
Looking out from the captain’s cabin.
The ship’s wheel.
Looking forward from the wheel.
Close up on the wheel.
Looking down into the hold. Do we dare enter?
Looking back from the forward deck.
Now that is a large anchor, with the Intrepid behind it.
A view of the prow of the ship.
A close up of the fore mast.
The ship’s bell.
Let’s climb the nets!
A cannon in the hold.
This is my favorite shot of the day.
Looking up the stairs to the outside.
The rear of the ship.
A close up of the rear. This is outside the captain’s cabin.
A few cannons aimed at the tourists.
Next week: Part 1 of the Intrepid Museum.