Arwen's meanderings

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog. My name is Steve and i am the lucky owner of a John Welsford designed 'navigator' named Arwen. I built her over three years with the help of my father, father-in-law and two children. She was launched in August 2007 at Queen Anne's battery marina in the barbican area of Plymouth. This blog is a record of our voyages together around SW England.
Arwen has a YouTube channel of her own. Search "plymouthwelshboy".

Monday, 16 June 2014

Solitaire du Figaro and the Barbican Jazz Festival

I don't know who the group was but they were really good

Every year the Barbican hums to Jazz and blues

And with lovely weather as well - what a great event

The highest I have ever seen the tide inside Sutton harbour

The last hours before departure

Last minute sorting

...and last minute interviews for French TV

One hour to go before departure

The marshals are ready outside the lock gates

And two by two they exit the locks and cross the Cattedown

Here is our local hero and his boat team Plymouth - whey hey 'go Team Plymouth'!!

40 boats, all identical; all with their engines ready to have sealed before the start line

Passing Mountbatten Breakwater

The sound is proving to be busy
This is the controversial dock dredger I think
It dredges sludge from the dockyards and then goes around to Whitsand Bay to discharge it...which appears to be having a very detrimental effect according to locals

Queen's Harbour Master out and about keeping an eye on events

The delay, because of a lack of wind, was so severe that the ferry ended up
on the scene which caused further delays

Passing Drakes Island and just getting ready for the turn into Millbay Docks

A few more pictures and possibly a video clip of the Jazz festival tomorrow or the day after.

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