At the weekend, Extinction Rebellion put 200 flags on boats in Falmouth harbour to draw attention to the climate emergency and I hoped our boat was one of them. We went to have a look this evening and we have a flag!
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The Ingleheart Singers have been on their annual boat trip tonight and it was brilliant. We all take food to share on the trip out from Falmouth to St Mawes, then we entertain the punters in the local hostelry and then board the boat for the trip back home. We sing all the way back, entertaining those on the quay side, those in their boats and onshore in Falmouth.
It’s Father’s Day here in the UK and so breakfast was the lovely Mr S’s favourite, French Toast with Summer Fruits, Creme Fraiche and Maple Syrup.
It’s been the Falmouth Shanty Festival this weekend and my choir was singing. There are shanty singers around every corner and in every venue throughout the weekend. It is enormous fun.
We went to watch The Jolly Strumpets in which a friend sings and then Femmes de la Mer, run by my choir leader and with many of my friends singing. They are brilliant.
I was in Falmouth for another day of Ghost Ships by Yskynna. This is the view from the window of the Maritime Museum.
The Yuccas are in flower.
I have seen the following spectacular plant many times and did once know its name but cannot bring it to mind. There must be someone out there who knows! J?
It was good to be home in time for this afternoon’s concert with The Suitcase Singers and such fun to be singing in harmony with lovely people again. The audience were very appreciative, we raised a good amount for our two charities and we all enjoyed our Cornish cream tea after singing.
We were overlooking the harbour from the venue and I spotted our boat despite her being without her dodgers which show her name. She, Skippalong, is in the middle of the photo.
Walking home I passed this glorious blooming Aubretia.
I noticed a commemorative plaque today that I haven’t seen before despite having used this short cut on many occasions.
Captain Richard Upton, a former smuggler turned excise man who went on to become Mayor of Falmouth on two occasions, lived in the house at the top of Upton’s Slip which is in the picture below.
There is a mural on the way out of one of the car parks which was renewed last year and looks brilliant.
to see both sides of the mural and to read about the project which celebrates Falmouth as a community and promotes awareness of autism in a positive way. You can read about each of the children involved. It is truly inspiring.
P.S. Added 7th April 2018.
In the comments below, you will see that I have been asked about the figurehead at the bottom of the slip. I found this short Youtube video about her, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc7cPW2LeuI