Are We Feeling Christmassy Yet?

Well – we should be.

Robert ‘Kris Kringle’ was as good as his word, kindly stumping up the cash for a tree atop the Cutty Sark this year, Jim ‘ and his mates ‘rigging the Cutty Sark were as good as their word, in erecting said tree at the tippy-top of the mast, and Stephen was as good as his word providing photographic evidence of how it was done…

Apparently the tree was more difficult to put up than the masts themselves. Stephen says that the first attempt, around 2.30pm, had to be abandoned because the tree managed to tangle itself up.

Perhaps it was the wind – Stephen reckons it’s cold enough to freeze the traditional balls off the brass monkey.

But by 3.05pm Jim and Co. decided to have another bash

 

and

in twenty minutes

it was being lashed to the Mizzen.

And there we have it.

Isn’t Greenwich┬ágreat?


the attachments to this post:

Cutty sark Christmas tree 2011 stephen 1
Cutty sark Christmas tree 2011 stephen 1

cutty sark Christmas tree stephen 7
cutty sark Christmas tree stephen 7

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low cutty sark Christmas tree stephen 6

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low cutty sark Christmas tree stephen 5

low cutty sark Christmas tree stephen 4
low cutty sark Christmas tree stephen 4

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low cutty sark Christmas tree stephen 3

low cutty sark Christmas tree stephen 2
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Cutty sark Christmas tree 2001
Cutty sark Christmas tree 2001


4 Comments to “Are We Feeling Christmassy Yet?”

  1. Benedict says:

    Not just a Christmas tree, but a flag as well I see! Well done to all those involved in making it happen.
    http://www.thegreenwichphantom.co.uk/2011/12/advent-flags/
    (couldnt resist it…ahem, I’ll get my coat)

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  3. Orlando says:

    Does it have lights as well – Just like
    it used to ?

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