Category Archives: Culture: songs, stories, photography and art

Traditions and culture relevant to the world of real boating and sailors

Aerial photos of Thames sailing barges

This gallery of aerial photos of Thames sailing barges from the 1940s is an interesting document – not least because it shows clearly how far barges in those days would travel, as can be seen from the shot of Kingston … Continue reading

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Sailing and rowing the North West Passage in an open boat

I’m dumbstruck. Richard Wynne of Lodestar Books got in touch this morning to tell me about his latest offering, Blokes Up North - a book by two Royal Marines who sailed and rowed a Norseboat through the North West Passage. See … Continue reading

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Can we save UK’s oldest fishing vessel, celebrate the unique Fal Oyster and help recruit youth into a traditional sailing fleet?

Can we save UK’s Oldest Fishing Vessel, celebrate the unique Fal Oyster and help recruit youth into a traditional sailing fleet. from Fal Oyster on Vimeo. I’m not sure about the claim that Shadow is the oldest fishing boat in … Continue reading

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