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On Hickling Broad

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Turf boat and thatched boathouses, Hickling

Hickling Broad is one of my favourite places, and here are some links that might help to explain why:

Aerial photo, Hickling Broad

Hickling Broad Sailing Club

Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Hickling Broad

Could one hope to hear a bittern when moored here?

A place like few others

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Portsoy Festival 2007

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Photos provided by the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Look closely at these shots – don’t you just want to be there?

Portsoy is clearly the place to be at the end of June, when the annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival returns to town from Friday 29th to the 1st July. This year’s festival will also see the finale of the Continue reading Portsoy Festival 2007

Whitby’s harbour walls, complete with capstans

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Views of Whitby Harbour

This is a varied selection of photos of Whitby Harbour. The first in which a little boat returns from a round-the-cans session seems to me to be particularly sweet, despite the image’s flaws, which include a modern yacht.

The second shows a fairground in full cry on the harbour walls, which seems at least a little unusual. By the way, the numerous specs in the air aren’t dirt on the print, but seagulls wheeling over the harbour. No doubt they’re triumphant after a day of eating holidaymakers’ left-over fish and chips.

The amazingly preserved old capstans got me thinking about Continue reading Whitby’s harbour walls, complete with capstans