Friday, 11 June 2021

Croix de Guerre

  I unashamedly like classic yachts and I especially like this one, big, powerful sloop with a sweeping sheer.

That raised dog house would be a great place to keep watch on a cold night passage or even just to stay warm and dry during early or late season sailing.

Lovely lines, the designer and builder created a boat that doesn't have a bad line or angle.




Monday, 7 June 2021

Hand Cranked

With all the full service marinas using sophisticated travel lifts for hauling boats, it's nice to see there is still some more traditional working equipment around

 


 

Friday, 4 June 2021

Vital statistics

 Curiosity finally got the better of me, I had a nagging feeling that no one was actually reading BB so I delved into the Google stats which was quite a nice surprise as we're not far off a million visits, which is small potatoes in the blogging world but what the heck . The seven and a half thousand or so visits per month was probably more encouraging - so thank you all for stopping by.

 

Peak viewing was 2016/17,  not sure what caused those viewing spikes back then, but the three Harlequin's in the Batman and Friends post might have had something to do with it.

 

This is the line up of most visited posts, the Diamond mystery boat has been there since year 1, so guess that's one reason it might have got some many. At the other end Valentine cookies had pretty much all the views in the week it was posted and none since.

 

I've been pondering if everything has gone to YouTube these days, but frankly I'm not very photogenic and have a terrible accent, so might stick to writing and photo's for a little while longer.