Cornwall 2012 – Mylor Harbour

At Mylor Harbour there’s a yacht club (with a rather nice cafe). I was very interested in this boat cradle.

Much to my delight, we saw a yacht being lifted up…

…up…

…up…

…and out of the water.

I’m not sure what the tractor was there for, as it drove away soon after…

…showing the yacht in all its glory.

This was what it was all about, time for a clean up!

Madeira Day 6 – WHALES!

On our last day, we went for a cruise on the yacht Gavião.

Here’s those scary cliffs form the sea…
As well as lolling about pretending to be beautiful people, we wanted to encounter some sea mammals. Here is one of the crew (Luis or is it the other one…?) on the lookout.

What’s this? Oh, oh, oh – there were three sperm whales, just having a boogie on the surface. The whale pics were taking by The Boy, as I was squealing with joy and jigging about.

None of the whales dived, so we didn’t have a chance to take the fluke ‘money shot’. But at one point, a whale swam under the boat. It was amazing to see that big, dark shape in the water.