Bound For The Rio Grande

How I loved this song and all the shanties we sang at school! But after a boy asked me why I was ‘singing all wrong’ I took to rather discreet harmonies in case the teacher was of a similar opinion. Restraint is not the best way to sing or enjoy shanties, so add your voice and all the ‘wrong’ notes that take your fancy! (And yes, we sang Rye-oh! like proper sailors.)

The excellent photographs of the tall ship Europa and crew in Antarctica are Half Moon Bay, by Debbie Purser and going ashore, by Valery Vascilevskiy. Now that’s what I call a holiday! Classic Sailing gives all the details with lots more photos.

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