Woodbridge from the head of the estuary. Click on the thumbnails for much bigger photos
Woodbridge tide mill
Liveaboards at Woodbridge
Eversons’ splendid sheds; wind vanes belonging to Woodbridge Cruising Club and the Deben Yacht Club
The intriguing and delightful Arwen
A very sweet little motorboat
Bawley Good Intent, with a London port designation
Pretty yachts and picturesque dinghies
Wall details from the old quayside, which is now set well back from the river
Idle Duck is back on the water and looking good, as these photos from a week and a half ago show.
The bawley-derived Maurice Griffiths-designed boat (use the search to find posts about both Idle Duck and Scoter) has been now in the hands of my friend Bob Telford for a couple of years now, and after a couple of seasons’ hard work repairing decks and bulwarks at Alan Staley’s yard at Faversham, she’s looking very smart in her fresh paint.
The view from Idle Duck’s cockpit
Doug Grierson has sent in some more old photographs that will no doubt delight the large numbers of people who have been following the Scoter story. Thanks Doug!
For more on this famous old bawley-derived yacht that was so admired by Maurice Griffiths and which passed through a long line of owners including artist Colin Grierson and son Doug, click here.
The first image is from a postcard sent by an earlier owner of Scoter to a recipient in Essex in 1907; Doug doesn’t know how or when it was passed to his mother.
The two photos of Scoter from 1994-5 at Woodbridge and Maldon show later coach roof and original windlass and circular fore-hatch; the final item is a scanned image of a water-colour by Colin Grierson dated 1932 showing the rig she had when he bought her in late 1930.