Category Archives: Boating, boats, ships and the sea

Overbeck’s Museum, Salcombe, and a few views of the estuary and beyond

Some photos from the museum at Overbeck’s Museum, Salcombe and a few views… The shots include:

  • a model of a famous sailing ship Herzogin Cecilie, which was wrecked nearby
  • a model Brixham trawler (and an explanation of their work beam trawling)
  • a portrait of Captain William Port of Salcombe, master of the brig Phoenix
  • a splendid phot of a seaman’s family dated 1880
  • a story about a pair of parrots
  • Herr Overbeck’s famous medical electric shocking machine, a couple of boats for sale in Island Street
  • a model of an old Salcombe clipper in the Sailing Club (grand building, good food and cheap beer, by the way)
  • also in the club, a painting by celebrated Victorian artist Henry Moore, and a photo through an alley between two buildings that I wish I had taken…
  • some Mirrors on a beach – this lot are all fitted with little outboards and their retired owners seemed to use them to picnic at a different spot around the estuary every day. Good for them!
  • beach guards at surfing beach and Bantham, and the famous hotel on Burgh Island
  • some local traditionally built boats picked out among the RIBs
  • a mass of RIBs awaiting their generally red-trousered and stripey-shirted owners (following that, I’ve included a shot of a cheery looking dog on the beach at Mill Bay to cheer everyone up… )

The Barge Parade in Docklands this weekend

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This weekend’s Barge Parade, all tied up in West India Dock. Nine in a row isn’t a sight you see too often… Read all about it at the Barge Parade website!

Thanks for the photo, Nigel of Bexley!

PS – here’s a very nice time lapse video from Repertor during the parade.

IJsduiker sailing on Lauwersmeer

Here’s another video sent over by Frank van Zoest. (Click to see the previous one here – it’s really rather popular!)

It was shot while sailing on the Lauwersmeer: ‘We met Ijsduiker, designed and built by Rob Bouma, at the helm, in aluminium.

‘Rob has also built also several Caledonia Yawls and Tirriks designed by Iain Oughtred in the same material.’