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The Arrival of the Argonaut

13 Jan

Timing is everything and not only did I catch high tide when I went out for a walk today at noon but I also caught the arrival of a new boat in town making use of high water to berth at the quayside.

The Argonaut – formerly the Reseda built in the Netherlands in 1993 —

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She’s a handsome boat —

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from any angle —

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even this one —

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At a smidgeon under 24 metres in length – weighing 150 tonnes gross and powered by a 220hp Caterpillar 3412 F main engine she would appear to be in good nick for her 20 years at sea.

Here she is under power in her original guise as the Reseda —

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and handling the boom rigged trawl nets catching shrimps —

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working off the Texel Islands on the Dutch coast —

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I wish her well in her new surroundings and good luck to all who sail in her.

The Arrival of the Argonaut

 
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