Tuesday, 30 March 2010
A Cornish lugger anchored in the fishing town of St Ives, Cornwall. The Dolly Pentreath is the inspiration for the sailing boat in one of my recent textile illustrations, Tea by the Sea. When ever you visit St Ives you will most probably see the Dolly Pentreath sailing out around Smeaton's pier towards Porthmeor beach and the Tate. She has beautiful red sails and is instantly recognisable. The sea looks so calm here, I can just imagine lying in the bottom of the boat and dozing in the warmth of the sun, sheltered from the breeze. Aah, Happy days!