63. The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships??? ….. Or Maybe NOT!!!!!!



In Greek mythology, Helen of Troy, or Helen of Sparta if you prefer,  was said to have been the most beautiful women in the world. She was married to King Menelaus of Sparta but was abducted by Prince Paris of Troy after the goddess Aphrodite promised her to him in the “Judgement of Paris.” This led to a little 10 year long scrap known as the Trojan War – lots of boats, lots of fighting, a big wooden horse and it doesn’t end well for Troy. You know the story.

Her beauty inspired many artists and Christopher Marlowe’s lines from his tragedy Doctor Faustus are frequently attributed to Helen:

“Was this the face that launched a thousand ships …….”

…..or was it THIS one?????

Clipper 2019-2020 Official mugshot as now seen on the Clipper website at http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com!

…. Ok ……… probably NOT!!! 

but in something of a continuation of “Where’s Wally” from the previous blog, I do appear in the official video that follows, maybe even more than once, but this isn’t easy either. You’ll soon see why!!!!!

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