On the 4th April, I wrote about the boats being lifted over Ilfracombe harbour wall and into the water and now seven months on, they’ve been lifted back to their winter home in the pier car park. Thanks Ben Bengey for sending us the photos of his boat the Silver Spirit and others hitching a ride!
It was a memorable summer and Boat Stories was lucky enough to go out in at least fifteen different boats along the coast, up river and out to Lundy! Hopefully many of you got out on a boat – if you didn’t, you missed a treat – I’m leaving all the boat trip pages up so you can start thinking about your boat trip next year.
The passenger boats and yachts may be out of the water – but many fishermen have to keep working throughout the winter. And so Boat Stories is still busy. Our film following Paul Stone and the crew of the Sparking Star fishing in the Bristol Channel is now up on the films page of the website. Filmed before the recent ban on ray fishing, it was never meant to be as someone put it – ‘a history film.’ Don’t forget to watch it and share it in support of our local fishermen.
Our next port of call is Clovelly where we hope to film the Clovelly herring story. Follow us on twitter @boat_stories or like our facebook page boat stories north devon for updates through the winter.
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