PICTUREBOOK: HARWICH HABOUR INTERNATIONAL
Deutsche Leitkultur Blog by Christian Raum
Berlin, April 10th 2017
Traveling by plane means missing the best. Better be transported on ships and trains and bicycles.
Samuel Pepys on medival matters of the Harwich-Hamburg shipping line: „After dinner I by water to the Duke of Albemarle, and there had a little discourse and business with him, chiefly to receive his commands about pilotts to be got for our Hambro’ ships, going now at this time of the year convoy to the merchant ships, that have lain at great pain and charge, some three, some four months at Harwich for a convoy. They hope here the plague will be less this weeke. Thence back by water to Captain Cocke’s, and there he and I spent a great deale of the evening as we had done of the day reading and discoursing over part of Mr. Stillingfleet’s “Origines Sacrae,” wherein many things are very good and some frivolous.“( Samuel Pepys)