Friday 17 August 2018

Mountains and Boats

Despite the altitude where we were staying, with the sea so close it was inevitable that I'd take the opportunity to peruse some local boats.

Down in the Vieux Port in Marseilles there were more than a few of these traditional fishing craft some still working and some clearly restored and used as pleasure craft.

The harbour authorities have made lots of moorings available for small craft, there were probably 100's of boats between 18 and 25 feet. Nice to see that the area isn't taken over exclusively by super yachts and super paying owners. If there is an observant reader you might notice and recognise the little black hull with the white mast set forward as a Nigel Irens designed Romilly.

This was a really cute adaptation of a traditional local boat.

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