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 […]