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New Barge of the Month published today

The Barge of the Month for May is published today.   Click on the Barge of the Month page to see it.

Cygnet at Brightlingsea

A very nice short film from Simon North of Cygnet at Brightlingsea.   There are  some interesting split screens and so on.

Click here to watch.

After the Pageant, Cygnet takes some time off at Eel Pie Island

After the  Jubilee Pageant Des Kaliszewki dropped Cygnet’s mast, and set her bridge sail and mizzen to sail through the bridges before the trip boats got under way.   Under Westminster and on,  now under motor he had the aim of passing under Richmond Half Lock to anchor and spend the day there.   In fact he dropped anchor just below Eel Pie Island, and called at the Barmy Arms to meet SSBR Chairman, Elizabeth Wood.  Next morning Cygnet tied at Twickenham Yacht Club to take on water (and dispose of their elsan) before returning down river back to Snape.

(Words and photograph by David Wood)

Cygnet on Countryfile

David Rye has let us know that BBC1’s “Countryfile” on Sunday contained a snippet of Cygnet and a little more about Snape Maltings.  He says it was in the first 20 minutes. For those who missed it, the programme will be repeated on Friday of this week, for night birds, at 2.35am on BBC1, or should be on iPlayer for a few days.

(Photo – Dave Brooks)

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