Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Itchenor nr. Chichester, messing about on the River

Hi folks.

Well it's back to the holiday, we took the van to this wonderful place and walked to the shoreline which as is was a lovely sunny day was spectacular.

This was the Harbour Masters Office

One for Heather, rusty rope and chain on the beach.

It was early and people were arriving with all sorts of craft to play with.

As we were there all day we chartered a boat, not really, we paid £6.50 each to go out on the estuary for an hour and a half.  We soon ran into, not literally the local sailing club on manoeuvres. It meant that I was fairly close to the action.

Then this one took a tumble, so I stayed with him to see how he got it upright.

He stood on the keel and threw himself over the side of the boat to get it upright again.

It you notice there is a bag in the water tied to the top of the mast to stop the boat going completely upside down, clever ain't it?

One quick heave and he was up and away.....

and joined the rest of his gang.

Thanks for looking.

Best regards, Mike

For those who know me I had the operation on my knee yesterday and am doing well, thanks again for looking.


  1. Hi Mr Mechanic, Glad to hear you are on the mend, Great photos of the sailing boats, clever how that bag stops the boat from sinking. Mrs Egg.

  2. Mike, you must be a magician ! How did you 'Magic' this post ?
    Love the action shots, great post.......
    NOW Mr magician, make that silly old knee better.......
    Abra Cadabra................
    Chris and Dave R

  3. Mmm, rust. I love the way the permanent things we humans try to create are so readily wiped away by nature.

  4. Lovely photos again Mike. Are you on that Zimmer frame with wheels yet. Remember why you are on the top floor. You have to be able to walk up and down 5 flights of stairs unaided before they will let you out. Lol. Get better soon.

  5. Fabulous pictures Mike... bet your itching to get out and about again... not long I'm sure and you will be off out in winnie once more ... see you soon.
    E xxx

  6. So glad to see your fingers can do the walking for you! What an interesting blog! Love the pictures! Take care, my friend. Sending hugs and lifting prayers.