Boats of Skippool Creek

Boats, ships, craft, tubs, yachts, cruisers, dinghies, barges, canoes, rowers, kayaks, catamarans are all lying around here. Everything except an ark….. though it wouldn’t surprise me if I find one next time. There are big boats and little boats There are new boats which look as though they really can Read more…

Wrecks of Skippool Creek

In its heyday  in the 1600 and 1700’s, Skippool and its sister port of Wardleys (across the creek) handled more cargo than Liverpool. Russian boats brought flax and cotton for the mills, boats from Africa carried guano to be used for fertilizer, and rum, tobacco and sugar came in from Read more…

Colours of Skippool Creek

Second chapter of my homage to Skippool Creek, this time focusing on colours. Oh, there’s plenty still to come from yesterday’s jaunt there – we still have to admire the wrecks, the patterns in the mud, the nice new shiny yachts – but that’s for the next rainy day. Today…..let Read more…

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