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… )
2 thoughts on “Overbeck’s Museum, Salcombe, and a few views of the estuary and beyond”
Seems as if you may disdain RIB owners, but that didn’t stop you taking a very nice of their boats.
That’s a reasonable accusation and I’m obviously in favour of the water being put to good use: it really is a great pity that people in this country have become so convinced that the water is available only to the well off – I remember my own father abandoned boating for that very reason. So there’s contradiction here I can’t quite square – but I still can’t manage to actually like the mass of little RIBs and rubber ducks in what is otherwise a very beautiful place, including many of its boats…