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The brigantine Romance

Excerpts (rough cuts) from Matt Zacharias’s forthcoming documentary, Brigantine Romance. This story follows the lives, and adventures of Captain Arthur Kimberly and Gloria Kimberly who co-owned their ship Romance for 23 years.

My thanks to Chris Brady for finding and sharing this one.

Volta Mallorca – a campaigning circumnavigation of Mallorca

Veteran campaigner on water issues and indefatigable sailor and rower Giacomo di Stefano some days ago completed a circumnavigation of Mallorca in a traditional llaut – without the use of an engine.

In the heat, I think the 187-mile trip was hard going at times, particularly the last rowed leg.

See the Volta Mallorca campaign website here, the campaign Facebook page here, and Dragan Miletic’s lovely photos here.

There’s an article about the llaut type here.


Pathé film of the Thames postman, 1933

In 1933, Mr Evans the River Thames postman delivers letters to the boats and ships moored on the Thames near Tower Bridge, London.

My thanks to Griselda Mussett for alerting me to this gem.

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