Sunday, August 26, 2007

Long Week-end

Unaffordable boats and flats

This rubbish summer has tried to redeem itself this week-end with a couple of long hot still days. I've been missing a couple of very good friends, K is with family while M is working abroad.

Since neither have been to Ipswich, here's some pics of the redeveloped dock where I went for a walk this afternoon. Funny how nautical this blog seems to get...

Edwardian yachting survives in Ipswich

A brand new retro-beauty from local boatyard Spirit Yachts. One of theirs (a lot smaller) was featured in Casino Royale.

Nothing like teak decks and polished mahogany and rainforests be damned

Harmony II awaits its first voyage for several years

This is "George's folly." D and myself followed it's fitful progress over several years from rusty gutted hull to pristine mini-liner all set for the Med. You had to be there; I'm sorry I haven't got a picture of the Athena (as it was called then) when it looked fit for nothing but raw material for razor blades.


Blogger Jo said...

Hi there,

You stopped by my blog to comment on Boyd and I only just noticed. I see from reading on that you lived in Rusholme? I spent many a night there (I was at uni there 85 to 88). Anyway, I like your stuff and thanks for stopping by.


8:15 AM  
Blogger roGER said...

Thanks Jo - yes I liked your comments on William Boyd's latest novel and will have to read that at some point.

Perhaps we've already met? I was at the University of Manchester from 1983-1986, so there was some overlap.


- roGER

9:16 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Possible. I read English. It was a pretty cool time to be there.

6:46 PM  

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