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 —
She’s a handsome boat —
from any angle —
even this one —
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 —
and handling the boom rigged trawl nets catching shrimps —
working off the Texel Islands on the Dutch coast —
I wish her well in her new surroundings and good luck to all who sail in her.
The Arrival of the Argonaut