MeteoriteI’m away playing music for a few days, so I thought I should show you some more photos to remind you (and me) of warmer, better times. Here’s a Meteorite, a steam launch seen on The Broads.


A mystery boat at Chatham

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I saw and photographed (very poorly, I’m afraid) this interesting double-ended working boat in a corner of a shed at The Historic Dockyard Chatham but couldn’t find any information or anyone who could tell me about it.

It’s clearly meant for fishing, as it has a live well, and a wonderfully tattered spritsail. But what is it? A Medway doble? A peterboat? Answers by email please to – I’d love to know!

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