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Two wrecks at low tide

A local history group searching along the coast for WWII pillboxes in Kent (spoiler: there are a shit ton of them) has discovered a previously unknown Tudor shipwreck. It was probably a merchant vessel. They’re probing it now.

The article mentions another wreck on a beach in Sussex. I think that’s one I’ve seen myself. I can’t tell you how underwhelming these things are in person: dark knobs in the general shape of a boat.

Still, if they decide to dig up the cargo — that’s when it gets cool.

Me, I ate something that disagreed with me today and I feel shit. I feel kind of shit. Not like ‘throwing up’ (or shitting) shit, but not good.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: July 16, 2018, 10:09 pm

I cant find it but one of the best scenes from Time Team was when they were removing Sea Henge and the weird people were trying to stop it. There was slipping and sliding, yelling and arrests and white dreadlocks everywhere. It was great! 🙂

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: July 16, 2018, 10:22 pm

Why would smart English people leave intact the contents of a vessel run aground? This grounding and plunder of vessels is a time-honored tradition among sea-faring people…

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 16, 2018, 11:59 pm

I am sorry to hear your digestive system is giving you trouble. When that happens to me, I figure it just needs a good slap in the face and being told not to be a sissy. I then give it a shock treatment such as an extra-hot goat vindaloo with a side of onion naan with extra onion. I go heavy on the hot lime pickle, too.

I honestly can’t say that I recommend this for anyone else, but it seems to work for me! (-: (The Mrs. Uncle Al uses milk of magnesia and that works for her.)

Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: July 17, 2018, 10:34 am

Hope you feel better today Lady W!

So, these pillboxes. Was that some sort of early pharmaceutical (hey, I spelled that right on the first go!) distribution system for the NHS?

And, Uncle Al, I wish I had the intestinal fortitude you show.
But on my best days extra hot vindaloo anything…nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!
Onion naan….mmmmmmmmmmm

Comment from peacelovewoodstock
Time: July 17, 2018, 11:16 am

Kombucha works for me

Comment from The Hat
Time: July 17, 2018, 12:21 pm

Sorry to hear, but it’s better than “Something she disagreed with ate her.”

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: July 17, 2018, 3:09 pm

I thought the outline was rather small, but the Guardian article calls the wreckage a single-master carvel—not a large boat at all. One of the joys of living on Galveston Bay was watching the infinite variety of sail boats. One of my favorites was a small single-masted boat that looked like something out of an Old Masters painting. It was painted green and had a reddish-tan sail (and no motor on the back either). I only saw it when the weather was perfect, but it was a beauty, and sailed by an older couple. I always wondered if they had built it themselves.

Stoaty, I hope you feel better today. I had a doctor who prescribed “potatoes” for an upset stomach. Easy to digest carbohydrate, with a little butter and salt. I’ve been following that advice for 45 years! When anyone is sick the first thing I do is bake some potatoes 🙂

Comment from musical mountaineer
Time: July 17, 2018, 6:07 pm

OT: I saw this SFW rubber-duckie thing and for some reason I thought you’d want to know about it.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 17, 2018, 7:46 pm

Depending on the cargo, they don’t always bother to salvage. There’s a wreck in the Channel they call the ’tile wreck’. I think it was 17th C. Tourists are still finding beautiful blue and white tiles on the beach from time to time.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: July 17, 2018, 9:25 pm

I saw a program where they salvaged a wreck off of western Scotland of some Spanish ship with a lot of bling. I’m surprised that style has not become fashionable again. It’s certainly gaudy enough for any rapper. I’m talking about those necklaces made of large gold medallions which were popular with all the hoi poilloi then.

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