26th May  2015

You may have read about the launch of the first new Cuckoo boat for over 80 years, built entirely by volunteers using traditional methods with no power tools. If you missed it, click here.

The crew have been out practising. Dawn Rose was towed by Pebley.

Going under Shireoaks Bridge.
(All three of these photos are © John Lower)

Approaching Quarry Lock.

Attempting to turn at Turnerwood; Pebley is the red boat. To everybody’s frustration, the winding hole turned out to be a couple of inches too short. This meant that they had to reverse back down to Shireoaks Marina. It was though a very successful exercise for the boat and the crew.

If you would like to help to finance the boat by becoming a Friend of Dawn Rose, please click here, then click on Membership.