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    Nice story and a remain of a time 170 years ago.

    Nice story and a remain of a time 170 years ago.
  2. Saw this one and thought this would be a nice...

    Saw this one and thought this would be a nice gift.

    I‘m glad you like it.

    Make shure that it‘s always filled with cookies in case Tim shows up... :wink:
  3. Ok. The French admiral‘s story is interesting....

    Ok.

    The French admiral‘s story is interesting. He wasn‘t such a nice guy, but had a few successful operations.
  4. Impressive result, Rob! I read your historical...

    Impressive result, Rob!

    I read your historical battle report about the Basque Road with great interest.
  5. Yes I can. :wink: Napoleon started the work on...

    Yes I can. :wink:

    Napoleon started the work on this fort 1801, but stopped 1809 due to difficulties with the underground...

    Didn't know that.
  6. Nice album indeed! :salute:

    Nice album indeed! :salute:
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    Your‘s is definitely better then the original....

    Your‘s is definitely better then the original. :medal:
  8. Yes, they have something to close the gunports...

    Yes, they have something to close the gunports vs. bad weather.

    It‘s closed from inside.

    ...and the guns are fixed in the „barrel out“ position.
  9. The complete island... ...and Chris will miss...

    The complete island...

    ...and Chris will miss it at Doncaster. :takecover:

    Rob, any chance we‘ll see that masterpiece in progress in Prague 2020? :wink:
  10. Yes, up to 3 guns on board are originals. The...

    Yes, up to 3 guns on board are originals. The rest - full metal - reproductions.

    The things I missed were the gunports and a more nice Stern section.

    But a great experience to be on board.
  11. At the moment the ship is repaired and the...

    At the moment the ship is repaired and the workers are busy with all the work that is to do to keep the ship in a sailable condition.

    The white flag carries the names of al sponsors.
  12. Everything was well explained, from sailing,...

    Everything was well explained, from sailing, rigging, cannons, navigating, etc.

    Some pictures on the side again, I’ll correct this next week.:help:
  13. A few pictures for you. Not much text because...

    A few pictures for you.

    Not much text because I send them with my mobile phone.

    But it was really impressing to see that ship!
  14. Saw this one too,yesterday.

    Saw this one too,yesterday.
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    There was a recognizable naval battle there in...

    There was a recognizable naval battle there in 1809.

    Rob created a nice thread about this remarkable battle.

    A Royal Navy victory... :hmmm:

    Napoleon was not amused...
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    45406For the non-Europeans and non-French: The...

    45406For the non-Europeans and non-French: The Ile d‘Aix is near the French Atlantic City of La Rochelle. :surrender:
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    Some more pictures...

    Some more pictures...
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    Sorry for the „pictures on the side“ can‘t change...

    Sorry for the „pictures on the side“ can‘t change this at the moment.
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    They have a Napoleon 1ere museum there.

    They have a Napoleon 1ere museum there.
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    The fort was surrounded by a water trench, like...

    The fort was surrounded by a water trench, like the city behind.
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    Unfortunately the fortifications weren‘t in the...

    Unfortunately the fortifications weren‘t in the conditions of the Napoleonic area.

    They were reconstructed at the end of the 19th and the early 20th century.
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    Trip to the Ile d‘Aix

    Had a fine cruise today from Le Greve / La Tremblade to the Ile d‘Aix and retour.
  23. Rochefort is hard to master with the tide action....

    Rochefort is hard to master with the tide action.

    I think you need some rudder boats to pull here into the docks.

    I‘ll report...
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    Beautiful, simply beautiful... :shock:

    Beautiful, simply beautiful... :shock:
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    I don‘t know if this counts... It has a...

    I don‘t know if this counts...

    It has a maritime bird on the bottle. :rum:
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