Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Derelict Dory

Well, not quite, but while fellow blogger Doryman is away on his summer cruise I thought I might be able to slip in this picture of a neglected dory without upsetting him too much.

Dory's are all too uncommon in England, but the classic shape and tombstone transom were instantly recognisable; moored alongside a pontoon in the Lymington river.

What I don't understand is why someone would let their boat fall into such a state of neglect? Sadly it does seem all to common in England, as is illustrated by the row of dinghies in the background, not one of which shows any sign of being cared for, let along display any pride of ownership.

Perhaps we should start a campaign to help Stop Neglected Dinghy Syndrome.

1 comment:

  1. "the row of dinghies in the background, not one of which shows any sign of being cared for, let along display any pride of ownership."

    Absolutely - and if they are like me it is entirely intentional.. I have scratches, patches, drips of old resin and all sorts all over mine for one single reason - it makes it less attractive and thus more likely not to be stolen...

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