Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Cockle

Amongst all the many boats of Blakeney the one that caught my eye was the Cockle. I'm not sure if it should be called the Cockle or the rather wonderful sounding Stiffkey Cockle as per this site, but either way it looked a lovely craft.

While the modern made versions are made of simulated clinker they remain faithful to the old design, one that no doubt has enjoyed decades of pottering around the waters off Blakeney.

What was particularly impressive were the shear numbers in moorings in every creek:
And there were more out on the waters, having fun:
If I lived up at Blakeney it's just the sort of boat that I'd be tempted by.


Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Definitely old school fun!

JP said...

Very true.

Bursledon Blogger said...

really nice that they have been able to establish a local fleet based on a traditional boat, even if it is built in fibre glass.