The boat shed at Sissinghurst Castle
Today’s boat shed must be a contender for the best location imaginable – for it occupies pride of place in Vita Sackville-West’s legendary garden at Sissinghurst Castle, just down the road from where we live in Kent.
You can read more about the garden and the castle itself at the National Trust’s website.
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Regular readers will know that we’re rather keen on boat sheds in general. If you’re new round here, though, you might like to take a look at these: Continue reading Three glimpses of Vita Sackville-West’s Sissinghurst boat shed
Zanzibar sailing with her new sails on Saturday afternoon
My pal Jim Van Den Bos and I spent Saturday afternoon near our homes at Bewl Water in Kent, England, trying out some new sails kindly sewn up by Jim’s mum for his canoe Zanzibar.
The little boat attracted a lot of attention from fellow small-boat sailors who kept Jim busy for quite a time while I swooped across the water.
We were both pleased with Continue reading Jim’s canoe gets new sails
Boeier at the Oostende voor Anker festival; photos by Wim Netens
Wim Netens kindly got in touch this morning to alert me to the Oostende voor Anker festival of sail held at the Belgian port of Ostend recently, and to let me have a link to his splendid photogallery of the event. I picked out the ornate old boeier above as one of the most striking boats I could see, although I guess it’s decorations and distinctive shape will only seem remarkable to those of us who don’t live in Belgium or The Netherlands.
This link takes you to Wim’s photogallery Continue reading A feast of photos from the Oostende voor Anker festival of sail