The fishing boat came in during the night – at 5am it was unloading so I had to shut our bedroom window! Never mind, you can’t live on a working port and moan, any more when we lived in a village could you moan about cockerels – smile. Later this afternoon, the regular Dutch artic arrived. I am always amazed at how these guys maneuver the great big things.
We have had a lot of Dutch boats in the Marina recently. It must be a great long weekend to sail across the North Sea to here – a couple of days here – and then sail back again. At one time yesterday, there were 8 Dutch yachts leaving at the same time. This one went today – I thought it a particularly attractive boat.
This Sea Cadet training ship came in this afternoon.
Details about it can be seen HERE
This is what 7 am looks like on a beautiful morning in August
I do like these cloudy skies.
Firstly, the helping hand. One motor boat moving an un-powered one.
Then, the big Ahhhhhhh… The swans have been away for a while. They returned today with a few extras in tow.
Having worried about what the grey “thingy” was for, I have finally got a shot of it in action. They have been cleaning some of the buoys and use the crane to lift them off the Port work boat.
They fitted a mast to this one last week. Here it is taking its first shakedown cruise.
I missed posting this the other evening. This is what I used to call a YABS – Yet Another Boring Sunset. Still, it is pretty.
Not quite what you thought.
This fishing boat has been tying up outside for the last few weeks. It comes in, unloads its fish – loads up with ice and goes out again. As it moors where Suntis goes, it has to do a quick double shuffle to get out of the way when necessary.
What better way to spend a Saturday evening than partying on Victor. The beautifully maintained Thames Barge was off out to the Orwell Estuary in the early evening with music playing and a crowd of people enjoying themselves. No doubt, they will return around 10-ish, still having a good time.
Oh,by the way, Suntis is currently moving through the Kiel Canal on its way to Varberg. The turnaround time in the summer seems to be quicker than in the winter – no doubt they sell more structural wood to the building trade.