My Experience Touring Aboard Galeon Andalucia

The Manila-Acapulco galleons (Galeones de Manila-Acapulco) were Spanish trading ships that sailed once or twice per year across the Pacific Ocean – between Manila, Philippines and Acapulco, New Spain (now Mexico) between 1565 to 1815.

The Galleon Andalacia

 

The Galeon Andalucia, a replica of the 17th Century Galeon sailed and docked at Pier 13 in Manila Harbor last Oct. 6, 2010. This was in connection with the Dia del Galeon (Day of the Galleon) Festival. I had a chance to board Galeon Andalucia and toured around it and saw what it looked like aboard a galleon.

People on line getting on board the Galleon

view of the galleon from the rear

Once on board the Galleon, these are some of the things I saw:

at the deck

the riggings at the prow side

the riggings with Manila hemp for roping

the mess hall

The Galeon Andalucia

details of the parts of the galleon

artist's rendetion of the galleon

la camarote del capitan

another view of la camarote del capitan

the captain's bunk

official trade mark? or seal?

one of the canons mounted on Galeon Andalucia

another canon

engraved identification on the canons

one of the chests aboard

engraved markings on one of the chests aboard

Trying to steer, but it was difficult (ha!ha!ha!ha!):

navigational compass

the bell of Galeon Andalucia

the Galleon tilting to one side due to the waves

the stern of Galeon Andalucia

another view of the stern

Capt. Jack Sparrow, Pirate of the Caribbean - alike

a pose with the Capt. Jack Sparrow