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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Falmouth Working Boats 2


We had some adventures each summer, especially when we sailed to Fowey for Fowey Week, it mostly involved copious amounts of warm Bass. When the mast snapped just before the start of the racing season it was 'all hands on deck' to make another from a tree trunk....
It takes approximately 8 strong folk to sail Agnes, we all assigned our special jobs.
Above is Jane, my best friend, enjoying some damp weather.
Rounding a bouy when all the fleet was screaming along in full sail was hair raising to watch and to be in there was quite scary sometimes.
Below is Pamela, she thoroughly enjoyed her days out and I have many memories that I have to keep to myself but they do make me giggle even now.
I hope people get to see the fleet when they visit Falmouth in the summer months, it is a stunning sight and I'm very proud that I was, once, a part of it.
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7 comments:

Lynn said...

Oh my DH will envy your adventures at sea! Great photos and fun to catch up on this part of your life.

Blu said...

Lots of atmosphere captured within these pictures. Great memories.

Artist Unplugged said...

What an adventure....really good memories. That has to be some hard work. Thanks for sharing your photos.

bindu said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Pamela said...

Great pictures Jude! They bring back lots of memories! I do miss those days on Agnes! Thanks for sharing the pics,
Lots of love xxx

St Ives Birds & Photo Journal said...

That's Jane Chetwynd!!!!!!!!!!

alice c said...

it is possible that you know my father who is involved with Falmouth working boats - particularly Barnabas and Ellen. He also judges at Fowey week.