On a cruise such as I undertook along the South Coast of England, inevitably I found myself stormbound in harbours, creeks and marinas, and many days were spent with ‘Sandpiper’ tied up to pontoons or at anchor. I was never bored when in harbour or at anchor, because boats and people were for ever on the move – boats entering or leaving harbour, and their crews coming and going on foot or by tender.
There were many opportunities for taking photos of what went on. If people were the subject, the best snapshots came about when they were unaware they were being photographed. Fishing vessels were often the most colourful subject, and working boats such as ferries and dredgers were always fascinating because of their manoeuvrings and because of their functional design.