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This is a picture story about another all consuming 'passion' that materialised late in life. (c2005 - 2010)


She was an ORKNEY 440 fishing boat which I bought brand new and trailed hither and thither for around 5 years.  Most of the time we kept her at Northney Marina on Hayling Island.


We named her 'Kellar' after our favourite Black Labrador.


I don't remember actually catching a fish!


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Moored alongside pontoon at Itchenor.

Dan approaching Cowes.

Moored up at Cowes.

Moored up at The Jolly Sailor with The Cleddau Bridge in the background.  (Milford Haven).

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Auntie Betty (she's 95!) and Marcia. c2010.

Grandchildren floundering around off East Head.

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Escorting Kittywake in Chichester Harbour.

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Northney Marina

Hayling Island

Chic and Dave waiting for a bite 7am Lake Union, Seattle, Washington State USA. 1968.

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Fisherman waiting for a customer at The Ship, Chiswick.



It's a Pioner 13 made from polyethylene.

Made in Norway.


Tough as old boots!