Emmanuel Pariselle’s romantic song about an old boat: La Nonchalante

I can’t understand more than a few words of this beautiful-sounding little song, but I’m told its about an elderly man and his old boat on the Canal du Midi. The boat’s at the end of its useful life, but somehow her skipper finds it difficult to part with her. I guess many intheboatshed.net readers … Continue reading “Emmanuel Pariselle’s romantic song about an old boat: La Nonchalante”

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A Christmas scene from the maritime parish church at Mylor

[ad name=”intheboatshed-post”] Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all. On this day, I thought I should share with you this nativity scene from an ancient chair in the splendidly maritime little parish church at Mylor, in Cornwall. The other pictures include plaques that reveal just a little information about this astonishing if uncomfortable-looking object. … Continue reading “A Christmas scene from the maritime parish church at Mylor”

Was Dr Who in Paris in the 19th Century?

Diving suit at the Paris Musée de la Marine, Paris. As usual, click on the photo for a larger image Clearly the answer is likely to be yes. Either Dr Who was strolling down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in the 19th Century, or his creators were – for how else could the carapace of this … Continue reading “Was Dr Who in Paris in the 19th Century?”