On The Slipway

Black & White picture of a small boat on the slipway. Taken at Porthgwarra, some of the Poldark series was also filming here. where Ross takes his morning swim, spied on by his maid Demelza, and the pilchard catch once vital to the local economy and Cornish diet, was filmed here.DSC_0096-Small02JPeg

Thames Barge

A Thames Barge was a type of commercial sailing boat common on the Thames in London in the 19th century. The barges had flat bottoms and were perfectly adapted to shallow waters. The barges  also traded further afield from the North England to the South Coast and even as far as European ports. Cargo varied enormously from coal, bricks, hay ,and grain, but also the rubbish.dartford crossing old portsmouth 013-Small02JPeg