Legendary small boat cruiser, author, boat builder and artist Ken Duxbury sadly passed away on Wednesday at the age of 92. Here’s Dick Wynne’s short obituary on the Lodestar Books website. No doubt more will follow…
For more information see the Lodestar page devoted to the wonderful Lugworm Chronicles, which describe how he and B, his wife, gave up the rat race, cruised the Greek islands, sailed back to the UK and then explored the Hebrides.
Don’t forget Bridlington’s Coblefest this weekend – the 13-14th August!
The Harbour Heritage Museum will be the headquarters for the festival and the boats due to be there are: Grace, Two Brothers, Morning Harvest, Madelene Isabella, Imperialist, Free Spirit, Mavis, Granby, Christina, Three Brothers, Gratitude and Misnomer.
Meanwhile, here are a few pics of sailing cobles in action to whet your interest… What fine looking boats they are.
For an earlier post about this event, click here.
It /is/ quite a spectacle – and well worth watching from a boat afloat or from the land – the point at Oare Marshes is a good spot.