Strangely enough for a British summer, the weather recently has been dry and sunny. Although a little bit of rain doesn’t stop the shipwrights, it’s obviously easier to work on a nice sunny day. So as you can imagine, it’s been a busy time at the Mayflower Project recently and my camera has been working overtime getting pictures for you. I was sitting in the office recently, uploading a few images and checking websites, when someone ran in and said “They’re putting the deadwood on!” I rushed out, and sure enough the deadwood was being expertly lowered onto the keel. I grabbed my camera and started clicking away. The results are below and as you can see, the backbone of the Mayflower is taking shape. Another bonus of a sunny day, is the covers coming off the keel to allow you to see the build so far in all it’s glory. Photography and content: James kelly.