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A Visit to the Cutty Sark at Greenwich

I have a bit of an obsession with historic boats so had eagerly awaited the completion of the reopening of the Cutty Sark at Greenwich. The iconic ship had been badly damaged by fire in 2007 and a whopping £46 million has been spent on her restoration.  From the a distance the ship once again looked proud and magnificent and I was eager to get on board to have a look around. Once on board I was extremely disappointed to see that the inside had been turned into what I could only describe as a tacky tourist attraction. Touchscreen computers and projectors were accompanied by twenty-first century stairwells and other out of place fixtures and fittings. Unlike our other famous historic ships such as Warrior, Victory or SS Great Britain I certainly wouldn’t go back on board. Instead I’ll sit outside a nearby pub and admire the Cutty Sark from where she still looks magnificent.

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Jonathan Tolhurst

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Based in London, my interests include photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric unicycling, teepees, robotics, programming, databases, informatics and pharmacy.

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