When we lived on Lundy steamer day meant harder work for everyone, it was three times a week through the season and approximately 700 visitors would step ashore. First, they had to get off the steamer usually the MS Balmoral and step onto one of the launches. I can still remember the excitement of stepping out of the big ship into the little boat bobbing next to it; as this was how as islanders, we travelled to the mainland too.
There were 3 launches and Dad manned one of them (after helping bake the bread in the morning!)
The launch scrunching onto the beach and that is Mum in the technicolour poncho, it was brown, orange and yellow mmmmmmm. There was a landing bay so visitors didn’t have to get their feet wet but in the winter months it was sometimes safer to just get your feet wet!
I love this photo of him smiling, this was the east side of Lundy where it was sheltered from the prevailing weather and so of course where the landing beach was.
I have used April 2nd Scrap Map from Sarah over at Creative Craft World and also co-incidentally the colour palette from UKS The Scrap Factor contest. It was a bit wierd as I had just bought ‘aged mahogany’ distress ink and golden mint cosmic shimmer mist which I wanted to use and when I tested them I was surprised at how nicely they went together. The pp is Tim Holtz and I have also used his cogs sizzix alterations die and texture fades.
Off to the next project now…with more than a hint of saltwater in my senses.