Wednesday, 28 May 2014


This post is part of Helena's neme 'ZOOM IN ZOOM OUT'.  As the name suggests you take 2 photos of the same shot, and I enjoy taking part.  I also like the way that most ZIZO posts are brief, the focus being on the photos.  And because I had more to share about my day, I have written a separate post that you'll find here.  

Back in March I went to a local quayside and I was excited to see barges being made ready for another season.  We are lucky, hereabout there is a thriving community of traditional boat building and sail making, and waters busy with working and leisure boats.  It is a place I love to be, and seeing the barges bought back happy memories.

When I home educated I used to regularly hire one of the Thames Sailing Barges and it's crew of 3.  I'd fill it with excited children and a friend or two to help me.  And we would spend 5 days sailing the rivers and coast, planning pirate parties, exploring uninhabited islands, and visiting seals on sand banks at low tide. 
They were happy days.....

And days like this make me happy too.  
Thanks for visiting, and if you have time, why not pop over to Helena's and see what others have posted for ZIZO.


  1. Great shots Sandie! So many posts in so short a time!

  2. This is a fascinating one - that looks like hard work pulling through the sailcloth. It almost looks like leather ...

  3. fascinating to see the detail of his hand guard and needle and then how he is sitting on the ground

  4. What an interesting time, watching the progress of this guy! Great shots.

  5. Fabulous ZIZO, I love that leather hand guard, and the colours of the cloth are beautiful. I wonder if he pushes the needle with it? What a fascinating place.

  6. So very interesting! Love his leather guard - i could do with one too!! The sailcloth is so heavy and such amazing texture & colours. Hard work to repair them!

  7. Fascinating shots Sandie - off to catch up with the rest of your day!


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