Saturday, 3 October 2009

A sad sight........

Above is a picture of the wooden sailing ship "Jester". She's currently lying at Clayhithe on the Cam having been seized by The Cam Conservators, I assume for being unlicensed. (Don't qoute me on this though....).

She's a lovely looking boat, well to me anyway......

There's something poetic and very sad about a venerable old lady like this mouldering away.

I'd love to take her on, but wooden boats can be a hole in the water that you pour money into.

Unless there's someone very brave and very rich out there, it looks like she'll be broken up if not claimed and redeemed by her owners. Indeed, it seems the process is already beginning: every time we chug past, it seems another large and presumably valuable brass port hole has been removed.....

Looks like the last laugh, and not the loudest, for poor "Jester".

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