Yachting Monthly magazine, demonstrating the excellent taste for which it is famous, is printing an extract from the Summer edition of the MQ in its own Summer edition, with a beautiful illustration by the great Martyn Mackrill – who coincidentally painted the picture on the front of the current MQ. There will be further extracts from the MQ in YM quarterly hereafter.
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For goodness’ sake go and have a look at www.Mina2.com , where Tim Barker explains what he does and why he does it.
We have already written in the MQ about Benedict Mason’s Lighthouses of England and Wales. Now the South Coast composer Orlando Gough has written a Foghorn Requiem. Lead foghorn will be the Souter light at South Shields. The organizers say: ‘it is not only the first musical score created for foghorns but it will also use pioneering technology to conduct and control ships’ horns from afar. Vessels at sea will sound their horns to a musical score that will take into account climatic conditions, the landscape and distance from the shore.’ Vessels wishing to take part should be off South Shields on 22 June with their horns tuned and polished. More information here
Nat Benjamin has written a fine piece for the Summer 2013 issue of the MQ, going to press in a couple of weeks. This is a man who talks as well as he builds boats, and we couldn’t resist passing on something he said somewhere else. ‘I try to combine the basic ingredients for safety, speed, and comfort, with a strong emphasis on good looks http://www.inhandbag.com,’ he says. ‘I’m not concerned with any rating system. I prefer to see men, women Replica Handbags, and children sailing with a smile. I feel it is very important to keep an eye on current trends, but not to be influenced by the glitter, only the grace.’
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A correspondent writes from Gometra, west of the Isle of Mull:
The wild land and clean seas of the Staffa Archipelago, within the Loch Na Keal National Scenic Area http://www.inhandbag.com, are threaded with dolphin, porpoise, seal, salmon, shark and whale, are treasured by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide and contribute to the livelihood of thousands nationally.
Argyll and Bute Council is now considering a plan to privatise 40 ha (100 acres) of the waters of the Archipelago for a salmon factory farm site off the Island of Gometra, obstructing our access to Mull and venting hundreds of tonnes of untreated fecal wastes into Loch Tuath. Seal killing licences will be applied for and research suggests that seal scarers will create a massive exclusion zone for cetaceans (e.g. a 60 km2 disk for porpoises) Replica Handbags, inside which sightings will cease and outside which sightings will decrease. A second factory farm is proposed for Ardmeanach on Loch Scridain, on the way to Iona. The developers are a subsidiary of a Jersey Company listed in Oslo. It is not known on Gometra who ultimately owns or controls them.
The small Gometra community is 100% against.
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The Autumn 2012 issue of the MQ will be hitting the doormats of the world during the first fortnight of September. We are very pleased with it – an excellent Alfred Wallis for the cover thanks to the kind people at Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge, and a collection of stories that ranges from the heartrending to the hilarious.
The Spanish are trying to hoover up mackerel in Gibraltar’s territorial waters, and are waxing indignant when the Gibraltarians ask them to stop. Leave aside for the moment the question of whether Spain would like to distract attention from events closer to home. A glance at the territorial waters map implies that Gibraltarian claims are rather modest when viewed next to those of gluttonous Spain.
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extract from an email from an intrepid contributor to the editor of the MQ:
‘I arrived in Nova Scotia a couple of days ago, 24 days from Martinique, with a fresh coat of paint on everything and new rigging and sails. It seems a bit excessive to make a 4500 mile round trip in order to get a suitable temperature to apply paint, but if I had stayed in Newfoundland all I would have done over the winter was drink screech with the b’yes. You cannot paint a steel boat in winter in Newfoundland, drunk or sober.’
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