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Keel hauling

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South Shields sailing club

A good day for sailing

For a change yesterday we saw some blue skies and enjoyed a little warmth, sunshine, and a fresh breeze.

In short, a good day to go sailing! South Shields Sailing Club has it’s headquarters just behind the Litttlehaven Hotel at the bottom of River Drive. They have easy access to one of the few points on the River Tyne where the public can launch their own boats, skiffs, yachts etc. but because the slipway is located on a small pebbly beach, it is always hard work hauling those keels over the pebbles and shingle to get them back into the compound. Sundays are generally a good day to find many of their members sailing in the harbour, particularly the younger crews, more experienced sailors can be found outside of the piers.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 50mm lens, 1/90 second, f19, iso 200

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Written by curly

August 24, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. An active & atmospheric shot. don’t think it would be something I’d enjoy though. We had a blue sky here too.

    Gails_man

    August 24, 2008 at 12:14 am

  2. Welcome back ….

    RamN

    August 24, 2008 at 3:21 am

  3. Looks like dry land sailing. Nice to see you back. MB

    MaryBeth

    August 24, 2008 at 9:41 am

  4. Nice and usefull post, thanks, this is one for my bookmarks!

    Captain Clean Boat

    December 6, 2008 at 9:27 pm


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