New Year Cruise on "Anna Crane"

When: 28 December 2005 to 2 January 2006

What: Anna Crane, 33' gaff (smack rigged) Bawley (44' with bowsprit)

Where: Tollesbury - Burnham-on-Crouch - Swale - Sharfleet - Pyefleet - Bradwell - Tollesbury

Who: Andrew Challis (skipper), Julian, Steph, Hannah, Lizzie, Peter, Catherine, Gavin

Many thanks to Hannah for taking these photos and letting me show them here.

Sunset seemed to come soon on the first day. Very tranquil it was.


Quietly sailing by. Steph, Julian, Andrew, Lizzie.

The Havengore bridge gave us a short cut to the Thames. Shortly after it the bottom came up to meet us, causing us some delay and resulting in one bent withy.


On the fourth day of Christmas, my captain gave to me... a topsail in a fir tree.

Lizzie's keeping warm ... just. We all looked like this, in different ways. Steph thinks... down below is fire, tea, cakes...


... and jolly good scrambled eggs and sausages. Yummy! Julian, Lizzie, Andrew, Steph, Catherine, Peter, Gavin.


We sailed every day, but here we're heeling in a real wind.


Sunshine, gloves off, music maestros please.


JAF monogram Copyright: text © Julian Foad, 2006; photographs © Hannah Owen, 2006.