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Hartlepool, north-east England, June 2012

3rd-4th June 2012

Tony with Lucy who he met in Mali. Tony signing a copy of his book. Hartlepool.Tony with Lucy who he met in Mali. Tony signing a copy of his book. Hartlepool.

Tony and Lucy. Tony signing a copy of his book. Hartlepool.Tony and Lucy. Tony signing a copy of his book. Hartlepool.

Photos below taken by Lucinda Grange, local professional photographer and friend of Tony.

Inside  Hartlepool’s Maritime Museum.Inside Hartlepool’s Maritime Museum.

Tony touching a canon on board HMS Trincomalee.Tony touching a canon on board HMS Trincomalee.

HMS Trincomalee 1817 – The Classic British sailing Frigate. The Classic British Frigate of the Napoleonic Era, fully restored as the oldest vessel of her type to remain afloat. A part of Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience: Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, Cleveland.

Tony standing by the canon.Tony standing by the canon.

Tony on the ship: View of its masts and rigging.Tony on the ship: View of its masts and rigging.

At the bow of HMS Trincomalee.At the bow of HMS Trincomalee.

Tony standing on the quayside, HMS Trincomalee and historic buildings in view.Standing on the quayside, HMS Trincomalee and historic buildings in view.

4th June

Tony on a jetty with Adam, preparing to ride in a Thundercat racing boat.Tony on a jetty with Adam, preparing to ride in a Thundercat racing boat.

Tony putting on waterproof clothing.Tony putting on waterproof clothing.

Adam and Tony on the jetty.Adam and Tony on the jetty.

Tony, Adam and another instructor sitting in the Thundercat. The Thundercat is an inflatable catamaran, approximately four metres long.Tony, Adam and another instructor sitting in the Thundercat. The Thundercat is an inflatable catamaran, approximately four metres long.

Adam and Tony still at the jetty. View across the harbour.Adam and Tony still at the jetty. View across the harbour.

Tony sitting in the Thundercat preparing to go.Tony sitting in the Thundercat preparing to go.

Adam and Tony starting to move away from the jetty.Adam and Tony starting to move away from the jetty.

Tony and Adam in the distance speeding across the harbour in the Thundercat.Tony and Adam in the distance speeding across the harbour in the Thundercat.

Thundercat moving nearer to the camera.Thundercat moving nearer to the camera.

Tony in the Thundercat, plus a view of PS Wingfield Castle, an historic paddle steamer moored in the harbour.Tony in the Thundercat, plus a view of PS Wingfield Castle, an historic paddle steamer moored in the harbour.

The Thundercat circling around the harbour. Leaving a trail of spray behind.The Thundercat circling around the harbour. Leaving a trail of spray behind.

The Thundercat passing close in front of the camera at speed.The Thundercat passing close in front of the camera at speed.

Tony and Adam in the Thundercat. View across the harbour.Tony and Adam in the Thundercat. View across the harbour.

Tony holding on tight.Tony holding on tight.

The Thundercat turning around, front tipped up into the air, waves around.The Thundercat turning around, front tipped up into the air, waves around.

Thundercat turning.Thundercat turning.

Waves around the Thundercat.Waves around the Thundercat.

A good view of HMS Trincomalee with the Thundercat circling around in front.A good view of HMS Trincomalee with the Thundercat circling around in front.

The Thundercat with its front raised into air with HMS Trincomalee again in the background.The Thundercat with its front raised into air with HMS Trincomalee again in the background.

Tony and Adam in the Thundercat.Tony and Adam in the Thundercat.

Another view of the Thundercat moving around the harbour.Another view of the Thundercat moving around the harbour.

The Thundercat moving past again.The Thundercat moving past again.

Close-up view of the Thundercat moving past.Close-up view of the Thundercat moving past.

The Thundercat with a harbour front building along side.The Thundercat with a harbour front building along side.

Tony at the Thundercat's tiller.Tony at the Thundercat’s tiller.

Tony standing at the steering wheel of a different small boat.Tony standing at the steering wheel of a different small boat.

Closer view of Tony at the wheel.Closer view of Tony at the wheel.

Adam helping Tony steer the boat.Adam helping Tony steer the boat.