Friday, December 19, 2014
The Wagon Of Fools And Other Land Yachts...
Before that in 1600, in the second image, the wonderful wind chariot or land yacht featured was designed by inventor Simon Stevin for Prince Maurice of Orange.
The next two images aren't quite as salubrious but still part of land yachting history and the last image features land yachts at New Zealand's Muriwai Beach.
It was then and still is, a lot of fun...
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Ice boats are cool too!ReplyDelete
Haarlem has a wonderful beach for land yachting...brings back happy memories of walks on that beachReplyDelete
I love the whole idea of these wind wagons. I wouldn't have known they actually sail properly until I saw a vid of some Swedish guys who built one and sailed it at Burning Man. Fab!ReplyDelete
Riding to imminent death with tipplers & money changers? Sounds like Wall Street on wheels.