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Precipitation of ochre from a metalliferous mine water outflow at Wheal Augusta in Devon. (c) Braunardt

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Key ring featuring stainless steel tag reading "We are one crew. This is our watch." and sling made from inshore lifeboat material cut-off.

This is Our Watch

A couple of days ago I had the privilege to be hosted by the RNLI in Newlyn, Cornwall, for a visit at the new and the old Penlee Lifeboat stations. We were shown around their Severn Class all weather and inshore B-class lifeboats by full-time mechanic Tony and heard about the crew’s work and the… Read More

Square sails set on Pelican of London

Powered by the Wind

On Pelican of London, we have weighed anchor and are on our way from the Isle of Man to Dublin Bay. Soon we’ll set sails and our progress will depend on nature’s forces. There is beauty in that and applying the skills, experience and strength of the ship’s crew to harness the wind. A metaphor… Read More