messing about in boats

A Boaty Bank Holiday

Posted in Everything Else, Sailing by Joseph Moore on April 6, 2010

Sarah and I took my old Fireball down to some friends in Bursledon yesterday. It was good to have a catch up and a chinwag over some excellent grub at The Old Ship just a short walk from the boatyard where they live on board a 37′ gaff ketch named Deneb K. Incidentally, Charles pointed out Mutineer on the hard, waiting for someone to buy her.

Good job we’re heading back down there to go on holiday in a few weeks time anyway, as I managed to leave the boom, cover and rudder at home. Oops…

The plan was then to head down to Langstone Harbour and refit the bow roller to Nervous Tension. The sun was out by the time we arrived, but full of lunch and with white horses racing across the water I decided that rowing the mile out to the mooring could wait for another day and we opted for a wander around Eastney peninsula and a peer through the fence at Fort Cumberland.

Eastney Lake

Eastney Lake

Sarah messing with her camera

Sarah messing with her camera

Drunken boat - her leg's collapsed since last time I was there

Drunken boat - her leg's collapsed since last time I was there

Eastney Lake

Eastney Lake

Eastney Lake - Ironicly "Suffs Folly" doesn't look like she's been sailed in a while...

Eastney Lake - Ironicly "Suffs Folly" doesn't look like she's been sailed in a while...

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