has a new paint job has had its new-style presentation for some days now, and I hope you are quickly getting used to the new three-column layout. The idea behind the change was to make navigation easier – the old right-hand column was so long I was sure many readers never found it, and dividing its site navigation contents … Continue reading “ has a new paint job”

A 400-year-old shallop built and sailed again

Photos by Michael Wootton This curious and rather Dutch-looking spritsail-rigged craft is a recreation of the shallop, a boat from four centuries ago. ‘On June 2, 1608, Captain John Smith and fourteen English colonists set out from Jamestown in a 30-foot open boat or shallop to explore and map the Chesapeake Bay. Travelling over 1,700 … Continue reading “A 400-year-old shallop built and sailed again”

Portsoy Festival 2007

  Photos provided by the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival Look closely at these shots – don’t you just want to be there? Portsoy is clearly the place to be at the end of June, when the annual Scottish Traditional Boat Festival returns to town from Friday 29th to the 1st July. This year’s festival will … Continue reading “Portsoy Festival 2007”