Wednesday, 13 January 2016
I happened upon these pictures of my late stepfather in his Drascombe lugger, Alouette, returning to his mooring in Minehead harbour, with my late Grandfather as crew.
Dad was at the helm. As it happens, my Grandfather's birthday would have been today, 13th January 1914. Both gentlemen were founder members of Minehead Sailing Club. These pictures would have been taken from the end of the harbour wall, as they returned to port.
Without any doubt, it was the wonderful experiences I had sailing this boat which lured me into Drascombing.