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Old 12-17-2012
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Tall ships

The first time I knew that one day I would sail away happened when I was a 6 or 7 year old kid, looking at the white Fleet sailing out along the river bound to New Found Land. I wished to be with them. Every year my father and me, as a good part of Lisboetas went to the river banks to say goodbye and wish them good luck. Funny as those images still linger in my memory.

Later I had the privilege of knowing two of the Captains that used to sail those ships. I know that sailing them was just very hard and no fun, most of the time, but even so I remain fascinated by them.

So, just some good surviving movies of that era, most of them filmed by Allan Villiers. The first two about the white Fleet and Portuguese cod fisherman, the others about the Cap Horn road and the voyage of Joseph Conrad. Finally some modern ones with surviving Tall Ships sailing in heavy weather. I hope you enjoy as much as I, when I revisited these favorites of mine, I mean the old movies















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