PERRANUTHNOE is a small village on the South Coast of Cornwall, just East of Marazion, there is a Car Park and sloping access to a safe sandy beach and the beachside Cabin Cafe. It has The Victoria a superb multi award winning pub, which serves super food both lunchtimes & evenings, - a Church dating back as far as 1160. The Lynfield Centre which houses The Cowhouse Gallery, Kernewek Ky, Professional dog grooming The Peppercorn Cafe, a hairdressers and Linen & Clay.

Saturday, 14 January 2017


 Tractors having a day off - but not me - off to Trebarvah again
Jim walked the dogs up the hill

Big beach again

Always love this view of the village
A couple from the farmyard

I went home after lunch and we took the dogs out for an early walkies

Super sky
The path has got rather muddy since I was last there

Wooster and Tilly in their "who goes there" mode - Wooster noting that it was a little windy out there

Still plenty of beach
I then went into Penzance to see the replacement goods vessel Mali Rose come out of the dry dock after her 7 month stay. These are Falmouth Port Tenders Boy Brendan and Swallow come to assist the local tugs
 Was hoping to see Scillonian III go into the dry dock,  but they have to adjust the blocks that she rests on so it will be early Monday morning
 The big grey lump of a ship Vega was on Gry Maritha's berth to make room for Mali Rose
 Zennor training gig Mermaid arriving back in the harbour
Won't be too long before Gry Maritha is off to her new owners
Mali Rose now floating in the flooded dry dock - with a bit of a list, so ballast was being loaded to try to balance her
Always a nice view
Nice colours looking over towards Newlyn
 and towards the South
Louisa-N heading out through the gaps
Walking back past Mali Rose she was looking a little more level
Just as it was all go ! The cable to open the dry dock gates broke - took a few men to get it repaired
Ready to go along with local tug Danmark
 Gently being pulled out
Looking really big - They didn't use her engine other than the fore & aft thrusters as I gather they haven't been calibrated
Out she came - sadly her lights were too bright for the camera
I walked along to watch her being brought into the wet dock - another tricky manoeuvre for the tugs
 Very very slowly in she came
 Spun around
It started to rain as I walked back towards the car, but there she was safely alongside the road - supposed to now need a couple of weeks more work, then sea trials and a trip to Scilly to prove herself !
Dry dock will be allowed to drain and Scillonian's blocks put in place ready for her on Monday morning

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