Saturday, 25 April 2015

Three guesses as to what he is doing.

Well, it is a little like Hercules's Fifth Labour, cleaning the Augean Stables single handed.

This young man is starting on the clean up of the Lido on the Plymouth Waterfront after 
the winter storms and the recent very high tides.

The Lido is due to open on 23rd May for the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Jack Tar working on board The Irene

Jack Tar was a common term used to refer to British seamen.

There are many plausible explanations for "Tar".

The one I like most is that sailors used to plait their long hair into a pigtail, then smear it with light tar to prevent it getting caught in any of the ship's gear.

This beautiful West Country Trading Ketch , IRENE was built in 1907 and now earns her keep as both a sail training vessel and a sustainable cargo business.

She was in Plymouth for a few days last week.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

The Universe is wider ....

..... than our views of it.

                                                                     Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Far and Near

Viewed from afar,across the rooftops of West Hoe, the Brittany Ferries ship Pont Aven 
prepares to set sail for Santander in Northern Spain, from the Ferry Terminal in Millbay Docks.

Viewed close up, The Pont Aven passes close to the watchers on shore as 
she sets out on her twice weekly crossing.


Sunday, 19 April 2015

A beautiful spring morning on Plymouth Hoe.

Looking out over Plymouth Sound.
Or more accurately, catching up on the latest news or catching up on some sleep.

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