Hayle Harbour

SS 679: Dolly Pentreath a St Ives mackerel driver was the first new lugger in Cornwall for more than 60 years and is owned and was built by Norman Leity between January and May 1993. Norman’s son Mike works her out of St. Ives as a charter boat for fishing trips and occasional trips to Brittany….

Hayle Harbour

I found this wonderful old girl in Hayle’s shipyard and was immediately in love with the rust, the peeling paint, the decay.

A Tall Ship

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn…

tall ships and birthdays

A visit to Charlestown on my birthday last month revealed many changes since I was last there. Because the new series of Poldark has been filmed on many Cornish locations (including this one), visitors to the county have been encouraged to discover the sites for themselves. So the village was a lot busier, and although…