Restored Victorian gentleman’s racing cutter Leila emerges into the light!


The Victorian gentleman’s racing cutter Leila currently undergoing restoration at Southwold Harbour is out of the shed after three hard years of repair work – and is within weeks of being launched.

Congratulations fellas!

Read an earlier post Leila here, and the restoration weblog here.

Leila needs more financial help to get her rig sorted out, so if you can help them out with a few quid, I’m sure Rob Bull and his pals will be very grateful.

Fishing boats of Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, photographed by Matt Atkin




Here are some more striking photos from Borneo of fishing boats, many timber built, that were taken by my photography enthusiast brother Matt Atkin.

Matt likes to use a miniature or small camera that he can carry easily, but insists that it should produce very high quality images.

For more of his photos from Vietnam, New Zealand, Hong Kong and India, click here – to see them click on the link and page through the ‘older posts’ links.