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Setting Off...John Boyle

PADDLE AGAINST PLASTIC POLLUTION - THE CROSSING!

Well a year in the planning and the Paddle Against Plastic Pollution finally happened. At dawn on a perfect July Monday morning the team set off from Porthcurno Beach at the very west of Cornwall to head for Scilly. We mentioned the plan in…
Islands of Archipelago SeaJohn Boyle

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE - PART 5

The long road home... When planning the trip, Finland's Archipelago Sea had intrigued me. Have a look for yourself on a map. The more you zoom in the more islands you discover. It reminded me of staring at the sky on a clear cloudless sky.…
John Boyle

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE - PART 4

And now the best part of the trip... So far the trip has had its ups and its downs. Particularly in the early stages! My fault - we left too early in the Baltic boating season to get the best out of it. As a result we encountered empty harbours,…
John Boyle

Barrel Jellyfish

Barrel Jellyfish Every year they appear off our Cornish coast in swarms. As big as a dustbin lid these aliens have been drifting through our oceans for over 500 million years. Jellyfish - the very name strikes terror - and these are giants! Yet…
St. Petersburg's Golden Domes

To Russia With Love Part 3

St. Petersburg...at last! After all the rollercoaster of departing from Estonia - will we or won't we make it? - yes, we make it to our Holy Grail of this trip - St. Petersburg. According to the shipping agent we are the first of only 4 boats…
Newlyn Harbour - always busy, always colourful...John Boyle

Harbour Video Guide Drone Filming

Scroll down the homepage of Newlyn Harbour's website and you'll find the first video - How To Navigate Into Newlyn Harbour. It's a birds eye view of the harbour, shot from a drone. Narrated by the Harbour Master Rob Parsons himself, it's a…