The blessing of HMS Pickle

After all that investment of time, hard work and money, and facing a big voyage, I guess a ceremony was in order!

Man in a Pickle

Mal Nicholson is in Portugal and up to his eyes in the job of repairing HMS Pickle, the traditionally build schooner named after the similar fast-sailing Royal Navy schooner commanded by Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotière that famously carried the news of victory and of Nelson’s death to England following the Battle of Trafalgar. It seems fair to say that … Continue reading “Man in a Pickle”