Yachting Boating World: If you plan to spend your retirement sailing, then these new homes being built at the Cornish waterside village of Mylor Bridge could be for you!
Located in the Cornish village of Mylor Bridge, near Falmouth, the development by Blue Cedar Homes will see nine detached properties built around landscaped gardens and a communal summer house.
Each of the houses in Mylor Gardens will include features such as underfloor heating, granite worktops and solid oak doors.
A locally employed visiting estate manager will look after communal areas and provide general maintenance across the development.
Sat at the end of Mylor Creek, Mylor Bridge is a popular destination for yachting and boat racing, with many residents mooring boats on the shore of the creek.
Mylor Yacht Harbour, with its full-service boatyard, sits just over a mile from the village and is close to Mylor’s Yacht Club which boasts a calendar full of races and social events.
The managing director at Blue Cedar Homes, Nick Hole, commented: “Part of our company ethos is to pick locations for our developments which are naturally desirable to live in.”
“Cornwall is well known for being an idyllic holiday destination and equally a fantastic place to enjoy retirement and we are keen to offer more homes in this beautiful part of the country,” he continued.
“Mylor Bridge in particular is well positioned to enjoy both the coast and countryside and with the development being close to the village centre, homeowners will be able to enjoy village life as well as all that nearby Falmouth has to offer,” added the managing director.
Named one of Britain’s best villages by the Sunday Times, Mylor Bridge has many local stores including a Post Office, grocery store, fishmonger, baker and butcher.
The area also benefits from a range of leisure activities, including the local cricket and yacht clubs and a selection of award winning pubs.
It is just four miles from the famous harbour town of Falmouth, including Carrick Roads, which offers a thriving art and culture scene, a host of award winning bars and restaurants and numerous stunning beaches, including Gyllyngvase Beach.
The city of Truro with all major high street brands, restaurants and a theatre is only a eight miles away. Homes at Mylor Gardens are due for completion in Spring 2017.
Yachting Boating World: Humber Coastguard requested the launch of a Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat after receiving a report of a drunk man swimming off the Fish Quay Sands.
The Tynemouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was deployed just after 6.30 this morning, Tuesday 30 August, after the Humber Coastguard received a report of an inebriated man swimming off the Fish Quay Sands, North Shields.
The volunteer crew was paged and immediately deployed the lifeboat from the station round to the beach where the swimmer was promptly found by the three crew members.
The man had been drinking prior to going for a swim and initially refused to return to shore but with, according to the RNLI, ‘a few strong words’ from the lifeboat crew, he returned back to the beach and was met by members of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade who assisted him from shore.
At first however the man refused to come out of the water as he was naked. Paramedics arrived at the scene and the swimmer was wrapped in a thermal blanket and taken to an ambulance for assessment. As the casualty was on shore the lifeboat stood down and returned to station.
Adrian Don, spokesman for Tynemouth RNLI, said: “Taking a swim on a beautiful morning might have seemed like a good idea but alcohol and the sea don’t mix. This could very easily have turned into a tragedy and getting the man out of the sea quickly was the priority.
“Two years ago a man sadly drowned in similar circumstances just a few yards away from this location.
“The RNLI aims to half coastal drownings by 2024 and comprehensive advice about staying safe in and around water can be found at respectthewater.com”.