Friday, 14 April 2017

The Minack Theatre

Another forgotten post. We booked tickets for The Minack to see a comedy and were very lucky with the weather.


Originally owned and built in the 1930's by Rowena Cade (and her gardener Billy Rawlings), The Minack Theatre is simply wonderful.





Fantastic views of Porthcurno Beach where Rowena Cade used many tons of sand to help build the concrete used for the seating.



Gannets flying over us and behind the stage



The Miracle Theatre Company performing The Magnificent Three


The Moon coming up


End of the evening after the performance


Absolutely worth a visit if you're down that way
Until next time
SeagullSuzie

Friday, 31 March 2017

The Fairmile RML 497 Update



I'm absolutely delighted to report that this wonderful boat has been bought with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund by the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) and will be an important attraction in the historic dockyard in Portsmouth.



Head of Heritage Development at the NMRN, Nick Hewitt, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has supported us in acquiring RML 497. She’s an amazing survivor, full of original features and still fully operational, which is incredible for a wooden warship built for ‘hostilities only’ service during the Second World War.


“When she comes to Portsmouth she’ll be entering a whole new phase of her long life, and I’m sure our visitors will be just as excited as we are to step aboard her and see Portsmouth’s amazing naval heritage from the deck of a real warship.”


Extract Ref: https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/amazing-survivor%E2%80%99-acquired-national-museum-royal-navy

You can read the whole story here.


Here are some of my photos from Brixham when Greenway Ferry Company owned her and she sailed across the bay every summer.



Greenway Ferry Company spent a huge amount of money restoring and maintaining her which also included restoration to her original wartime colours



We were lucky enough to sail on her over to Slapton Sands a few years ago in remembrance of the fallen of WWII Exercise Tiger Tragedy at Slapton Sands.



Brixham Harbour and the Fairmile




It's such a shame she couldn't be kept in the bay, as she looked spectacular crossing the waters however the National Museum of the Royal Navy is a perfect resting place.

I hope you get to see her there
Until next time
SeagullSuzie