Monday, June 27, 2022

From just above the beach at Porthlow on Monday evening........Robin Mawer

The 42,067 ton 9 year old German cruise ship " Europa II " anchored in Crow Sound off Watermill today. She takes up to 516 passengers who are visiting St. Mary's & Tresco today. She came from Liverpool and is due to go on to Falmouth at 1800 tonight .......Robin Mawer

The 1920 Cornish Looe Lugger Eileen in Watermill Cove this morning. .........Robin Mawer

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sunday Sunset time from Porthlow,......Robin Mawer

The small Tug/Work Vessel " Obervagh " came from Falmouth yesterday to try and stop any pollution and salvage the yacht Alba which went on to the rocks on Gugh in Friday afternoon's strong wind. This morning (Sunday) the yacht had broken up quite a lot by the time the Obervagh reached the scene at Per Conger, St. Agnes. Here she is back at St. Mary's Quay with the broken up yacht ,.....Robin Mawer

 From Ian

Saturday, June 25, 2022

From Green Farm just above Watermill Cove at 7.30 pm. this evening with Menawethan on the left and Toll's Hill on the right ......Robin Mawer

The beautiful classic 51 ft. Bermudan Cutter " Sibyl of Cumae " in the harbour on Wednesday and again today. She has just returned from the Richard Mille Fife Regatta 2022 which was in and around the Clyde estuary, from 10th – 17th June. She is a 36 Clyde Linear Rater and was built in 1902 by William Fife at Fairlie, Fife Yard........Robin Mawer

The Old Gaffer Reliance (FY59) anchored off Rushy Point, Old Grimsby Channel, Tresco this evening. She is a 38ft Mevagissey dipping lugger, built in 1903 by Dick Peal of Gorran Haven. She was built for the Hunkin family of Mevagissey and fished from here until 1948 when she moved to the Penzance registry as PZ290. She has a beam of 11′ 6″ and draft of 5′ 6″.She left the fishery in 1966 and like many luggers, she fell into disrepair but was discovered again in the late 1990`s in the Heards Yard near Falmouth. Rescued in 1998 by Deana Russell, she's been fully restored between 2014 to 2018 by the current owner Graham Butler and her home port is Cawsand, Cornwall. She is going to the Sea Salts & Sail Festival 2022 Mousehole 1-3 July. Photo taken at a range of 2 miles. .......Robin Mawer

Friday, June 24, 2022

This afternoon the 11 m British yacht " Osprey " was anchored off the Block House, Old Grimsby, Tresco when the wind freshened a lot from the West and at about 3.30 pm. the yacht started dragging her anchor and ended up aground on the rocks at the southern end of Hege Rock Ledges with a falling tide. Here she is at 5.20 pm. well aground . There is a chance she could re-float somewhere around or after midnight Tonight . The St. Mary's Lifeboat went to Old Grimsby and that area at about 4.30 pm. I don't know if it was called for the Osprey or possibly another boat !!!!.......Robin Mawer

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thursday evening sunset from Porthlow .........Robin Mawer

The sailing trawler Pilgrim of Brixham BM45. anchored off Porthlow this evening . She is a regular visitor with a professional Skipper and crew and can take up to 15 passengers. She was built in 1895 at Upham's Yard in Brixham, Devon.......Robin Mawer

The Looe fishing boat Our Boys off Deep Point on her way from Cove, St Agnes to Watermil. She is a 42ft dipping lugger, built in Looe in 1904 by Dick Pearce for the Woodrow Pengelly family. Named 'Our Boys' after the first owner's seven sons, she was involved in commercial drift-net fishing for pilchards and mackerel from Looe, until decommissioned in 1978. In the 1960s, she was skippered by Bill Pengelly, one of only five motorised former luggers still working from Looe. She has a wonderful history and has been owned by the Darts, Mike Cotton, the Greenwoods and currently Phil Cogdel. She's now based in West Quay, Devon. She will be going to the Mousehole Sea Salts & Sail 1-3 this July.......Robin Mawer.

From Ian


The 28,890 ton cruise ship " Europa " in the Roads this morning. She came from Fowey and will go on to Kinsale at 6 pm. She can carry 408 passengers who will be visiting St, Mary's & Tresco. She is 21 years old.......Robin Mawer

Porthlow Sunset Wednesday evening.........Robin Mawer

Porthlow Sunset Wednesday evening.......Robin Mawer

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The French two-masted Topsail Schooner La Rcouverance on her way back to Brest this afternoon seen from Porthcressa ........Robin Mawer