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Wivenhoe: a harbour stroll, and a little of the town

Here’s a set of photos from Wivenhoe – the sort of selection I call a harbour stroll, although this one includes a few scenes from the town itself, the view over to Rowhedge, the graves of a member of the legendary Sainty family of ship builders and Able Seaman Benjamin Clover Snood, who fought with Nelson at Trafalgar.

I’m intrigued by the small but elegant clinker-built sailing yachts with racing tendencies… Are they Folkboats up to their chins in mud, or something of the same idea fitted with a lifting keel or twin keels?

THE BEALE PARK BOAT SHOW PART IV – STILL MORE BOATS FROM AROUND THE SHOW

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I think that’s all of the reasonably good ones I took this year…

For more about the show, see Brian Pearson’s reports, and also this Flickr set of the the Home Built Boat Regatta group’s trip in company from Lechlade to Beale Park, and a few shots of the show.

The Beale Park Boat Show part III – more boats from around the show

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The third instalment… and there’s still more to come.