It is always good to celebrate an achievement.This year we were able to see first hand the amazing wooden boats that have recently been completed by the Boat Building Academy at Lyme Regis.
It was quite difficult taking pictures as it was very crowded. Many people wanted to come and admire and photograph these wonderful handmade wooden boats. In the crowds was quite an unusual press photographer!
My father in law was a carpenter, so we can really appreciate the work that has gone into these boats. There were 16 people on the August 2016 course and they managed between them to build 6 wooden boats, restore one and also make a paddle board. The launch was successful, but unfortunately we ran out of time and didn't watch it as we had to rush back to Bridport. It was a beautiful day and so it was just as well there was time at the start of our visit to admire the views. The weather has turned back to winter since then!
|The huge echiums were almost as high as the famous Lyme Regis ammonite lamps|
Another great achievement recently has been the re-opening of Bridport Museum after a Lottery grant of £1.3 million. It looks similar on the outside apart from the new branding and brightly coloured benches
In the inside however it has changed from this ........
and this ....
to something that looks so much larger and brighter.
Sorry for the lack of posts and commenting I keep thinking life will become quieter but that just isn't happening at the moment!