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The last of the working schooners on film

‘Down in the romantic West Country, Will the accordion player grinds out his haunting old tunes to the last of a great race of seamen… ‘

My thanks to Fowey boatbuilder Marcus Lewis for this one!

A harbour stroll: Porthleven

Porthleven – read about this fishing port near Helston in Cornwall here. As you may have realised, we’ve got our Internet back after a trying 51 days without a telephone service.

PS – The mediaeval wall paintings showing a sailing ship and a mermaid complete with a mirror and St Christoper walking through water are in the parish church at the nearby village of Breage. It’s well worth a look if you’re passing by.