HARTLEPOOL 2010

HARTLEPOOL 2010

I can think of many reasons to visit Hartlepool but none better than to see Britain’s oldest warship afloat, the frigate ‘HMS Tricomalee’ and to photograph the gathering of the Tall Ships for the North Sea Regatta 2010. And have you heard the dark tale of the ‘Hartlepool Monkey’ washed ashore one night from the wreck […]

HMS Trincolmalee 1817

HMS Trincolmalee 1817

Leading on from my earlier post about the 2010 North Sea Regatta in Hartlepool, no visit to the port would be complete without a trip to see the HMS Trincomalee. She has the distinction of being the oldest British warship still afloat and is now the centrepiece of the Historic Dockyard Museum in Hartlepool. Built in Bombay and launched in October 1817, […]

Tall Ships Blyth 2016

Tall Ships Blyth 2016

Looking forward to the 2016 North Sea Tall Ships Regatta in Blyth. Here’s an image from the 2010 event in Hartlepool. A stormy start for the Parade of Sail shows the Dutch Schooner ‘Oosterschelde’ just before a cloud burst ! “The three-masted topsail schooner ‘Oosterschelde’ is the last remaining representative of the large fleet of schooners that […]

HMS Arethusa 1849

HMS Arethusa 1849

HMS Arethusa (originally posted February 2012) It was February 1st, a freezing cold day as I arrived at Maritima on a catch-up visit to see ships carver Andy Peters. Waterperry is quiet at this time of year and peering through the half-glazed door the workshop seemed empty, the lights on, I didn’t see a soul […]

Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson

On a recent visit to the Maritima workshop I found Andy busy working on a bust of Lord Nelson that had recently been commissioned for a private collector. He was carving it in the traditional manner as if it were to go on a ship, with perhaps a nod to the unused Dickerson design of 1859.   […]

LERWICK TSR 2011

LERWICK TSR 2011

We took off from Glasgow, the cloud cover finally breaking as we flew out over the North Sea to Sumburgh airport and the news that local traffic was causing a slight delay. Our pilot announced that we would fly up to Lerwick harbour for a birds eye view of the Tall Ships, my first since […]

Fortuna – Roman Goddess

Fortuna – Roman Goddess

A new carving from the workshop of Andy Peters A personal piece that Andy has altered to represent the Roman goddess ‘Fortuna’ . The figure is ‘loosely’ based on a Dutch stern carving from the 1600’s The Roman Goddess Fortuna Goddess of fortune known to the Greeks as ‘Tyche’ daughter of the Titan, Oceanus and his consort Tethys. From her hand came riches […]

CADIZ 2012 GALLERY UPDATED

CADIZ 2012 GALLERY UPDATED

Pictures of Amerigo Vespucci, Europa, Guayas, Dar Mlodziezy and  Fryderyk Chopin CADIZ TALL SHIPS REGATTA 2012

Sail Amsterdam 2015

Sail Amsterdam 2015

The departure of a few of the ships that attended this event. The pictures were taken during a watch break from the top of the Main Mast of The Gotheborg.

Chafing Gear

Chafing Gear

THE SWEDISH SHIP GOTHEBORG Sail Amsterdam 2015 is over, the Gotheborg is sailing on to Dover, what do we do between watches? We build a Loom of course ! We made a Heddle and a Sword Beater, then using some eight sided Oak, a couple of blocks, some shackles and old Hemp ropes, we made ourselves a working loom on the Gun deck to create […]

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