Southend Barge Match - Peter Dolby

On Sunday 23rd August Paul, Jeremy and Peter were joined on board by members, Helen Maddock, Anne Hinton van’t Hof, Anne’s son Theo and Michael Howard. Theo is in the Endeavour College at Belfairs Academy. The weather was perfect to view the magnificent barges even though they were struggling in the gentle breeze.

This was Michael and Helen’s first experience on board. Helen, our newsletter printer, joined the Trust last year and was pleased that the sea was so benign.

Anne (pictured right), has become our resident photographer and has provided many quality photographs over the past year, many of which are featured in this newsletter.

After an hour or so Dave Spurgeon and family came alongside on his launch and the opportunity was taken for Anne to switch boats so she could take some shots of Endeavour under full sail.

The photograph, pictured below, graces the front of the 2015 Endeavour Trust calendar! In order to create the best photograph everyone, except Paul, hid from view in either the cabin or hold.

A lovely time was experienced enjoying just the sounds of the sails in the wind and hearing the shouts of the skippers.  All perfectly rounded off with Paul sculling us ashore in the skiff, followed with a pint at the Billet.

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