For this edition of Where am I Wednesday? I'm telling you the answer. However, I still have a grab bag of giveways! For the first person who comments on this blog post and reviews their experience aboard El Galeón- we've got a little something for you.
What: El Galeón
When: Now until July 23, 2013, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. That's right, the stay has been extended!
Where: St. Augustine Municipal Marina
Cost: Adults $15.00, Children $8.00, Children under 5 are free
Maybe you've noticed the 16th century replica Spanish ship sitting in the St. Augustine Municipal Marina as it's difficult to miss! El Galeón has been produced using the same shipbuilding techniques from the 16th century in Spain. It's not based on any particular ship, but is a composite reproduction of many.
|El Galeón is currently visiting the City of St. Augustine Marina.|
|The ship's bell is made in Seville, Spain.|
|The ship's cannon forged in Andalusia.|
|El Galeón has stopped in over 50 ports! This is a map of it's route to date.|
|Toni Wallace enjoyed touring the ship with me!|
|The ship's floor is made of Iroko wood. |
|El Galeón has three levels to explore!|
|Down in the gun deck. El Galeón's present day crew sleeps aboard the ship. They are thankful to have bunk beds unlike their 16th century counter parts who slept in hammocks.|
|Another picture down in the gun deck.|
|El Galeón is part of the Viva Florida 500 celebration. The exhibits focus on Florida's rich maritime exploration history.|
|As I walked up to the ship, the people exiting all were excited and I heard many say "That was worth it!". Smiles were seen for miles. This photo is blurred, but the action is apparent as the vistors moved forward intrigued by the on-board movie.|
|There is something for everyone on board as there are many interactive exhibits.|
I want to give special thanks to Wade Ross, Enrique Torres, Carl Gill, and all the ship's crew for extending considerable hospitality during my visit.
Plan your visit aboard El Galeón today, you won't be disappointed!
Text: Jen Knutson. All pictures by FPAN Outreach Staff.
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