A couple of neglected Wayfarers lying at the side of the slipway at the YMCA Fairthorne Manor recently.
Neither boat was in too bad a condition, they could do with a thorough clean and polish and a couple of badly done repairs like the thwart on the grey one below would beneft form being done properly.
Appreciate that at an activity centre like Fairthorne boats get a hard life and are depreciated over a few years. But these would make a great winter project for the sea scouts or similar organisation and could be sailing next season.
I guess the owner is either a fisherman or owns the local fish and ship shop.
This probably wouldn't have caught my attention were it not for the fore deck rope work.
While I was thinking about he strange names motor boaters so often have for their boats, I passed this yacht, while not quite Passing Wind, or Breaking Wind, anything with wind is probably better avoided.
The old cafe building at Swanage pier head has some interesting graffiti. There's obviously a local controversy over the proposed development for which planning appears to have been granted back in 2012.
Edward Hooper's Nighthawks have come to Dorset in this side mural.
I'm in two minds about the proposed development, Swanage is a largely Victorian seaside town and while I quite like the new design, my personal opinion is that it's too much contemporary cookie cutter, glass and steel architecture with no attempt for the context and history of the pier head area.
Given that the planners made such a hash of the failed marina development back in the 1980's with the result that a bunch of Spanish style dwellings now grace the area beyond the pier I'm not at all sure they can be trusted with this.