we have been out and about on our bikes. We visited Fowey a few days ago and then we have pottered around. Here are a few photos from the last few days.
Firstly, it was delightful to see my young friend Jenny's prints on display at the National Marine Aquarium. Jenny is extraordinarily talented and she does tapestries which are turned into prints. It is unique stuff and truly stunning. She has her own website and her work is also on display at the
Kaya gallery on the barbican www.kayagallery.co.uk
Jenny's website is www.jennyevans.weebly.com
Check it out. It is worth seeing.
These quick snaps just don't even start to do justice to her work.
Wait until you see her mackerel shoal, turtle and octopus!
Fell in love with this lovely cottage at the head of Readymoney beach below
All Fowey fans will recognize this beach. I was checking it out to see if it would make a great overnight dinghy camping stop off in the summer
The adapted outboard bracket that I discussed in a previous post. The rust staining is irritating and comes from some 'stainless steel' washers I bought off ebay......that will teach me!
This is all a temporary fix until I can save up to buy a new properly made outboard transom bracket
It was nice to see this group getting a drascombe underway
although I am worried that this jib looks to be upside down....
but then I have few years experience so what do I know?
Trust me, Arwen is much more tidier than last year.
I know its difficult to believe from this cluttered shot.........
String, way, way too much string. Great when the kids were young. Plenty to pull on but now?
She is a pretty boat.....but then I am biased!
And the view from my table this morning, whilst having a cuppa down on the Barbican Wharves
And what is the good news? Well the Transat Race starts in a few weeks time and it is setting off from Plymouth and guess what...the boats arrive on a Saturday and they set sail on Bank Holiday Monday.....and I will try to be out on the water with camera and GoPro. I will also try to visit the Transat village each evening during the week which also coincides with the Barbican International Jazz Festival. Obviously I will post videos, photos and commentary here.
Quite exciting isn't it.