Happy Try Scorers

Happy Try Scorers

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Swallows and Amazons forever!


The damp Picnic Cinema evening at Brantwood was worth persevering with. The band was great and the audience settled down in true Swallows & Amazons style to make the most of things regardless of the weather.

Swallow was there to watch herself on the screen and Rob laid out a fine campsite scene. There was a Pirate and a Campsite quiz and plenty of skull & cross bones to be seen.

Peggy’s knife even came in handy for opening a bottle of grog.

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Tall Ships crew return in one piece

Tall Ships crew return in one piece

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And they’re off!

Racing from Lisbon to Cadiz, expected to arrive on Thursday, you can see the tracker of the race on the Tall Ships site. Ocean Spirit is in Class C.

The Tall Ships leaving Lisbon today ready to start the race to Cadiz.

Owen paid for his trip by selling Plus-Mugs at school.  

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Off to the Races again….

Been invited to the races for a second day, ticket for lunch in the Directors tent, can’t be bad!

Have put a few photos of Saturday’s day out on Wild Salmon Productions Blog.


Katy From Cumbria Crystal at Cartmel Races, July 2012


Planning to have a play with some video tomorrow …

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Bessie Ellen arrives in France ready for the Tonnerres de Brest 2012

More than 2,500 classic sailing boats are due in Brest over the next ten days. Owen is arriving on Bessie  Ellen, skippered by Richard Gregson of Wooden Ships .

Have a look at the promo for Les Tonnerres – looks amazing

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Mmmm sounds like a “wild salmon” quote if ever there was one.

 “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  Do the things you think you cannot do”.

Eleanor Roosevelt 

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Duet celebrates her 100th year with a Voyage to Success 

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Been following her  online with the Marine Traffic tracker. Click on the “last position” link  and you can find out where she is. Glad to see her safe & sound after the trip down from Oban.

The tracker shows up all the fast ferries and tankers and things as well – the overnight sails must have been like walking along Blackpool pier.

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We didn’t mean to …

We didn't mean to ...

When we first found Treize for sale on the Tamar I found this mug when I rummaged through the cupboards. It felt like we were in the right place some how. We brought them home last week when we went down to see her in St Just. Julian, Hugh and Joe have been doing a grand job with her. All being well she will be in the water next year and perhaps we should celebrate with a brew up in these mugs. Don’t know which owner bought them but they’ll do fine for us.

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Ping Pong – coming soon to a cinema near you!

Have a look at the trailer – it will make you smile, I promise.

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