The Name

P1000992Henrietta has been renamed twice (and it’s brought no bad luck, and lots of good luck!). In June 2015, when newly owned by M, “Henrietta”  was  “Baltic Amber II” and before that, when based in Italy, “Poema“.

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Named “Henrietta” in honour of family ancestry – by which I mean, because our family has been associated with other “Henriettas” in the past.

– Henrietta (1956): was the very first chicken M knew well, a unique and beautiful Rhode Island Red! She was a family pet, strictly, Henrietta I.

Only a copy of the original Henrietta!

– Henrietta II (1959): an open all purpose 12 ft GRP dinghy (on the left below)

Henrietta II (c. 1962), Wargrave, River Thames

– Henrietta III (1965): a Silhouette Mk II, 17ft GRP sailing boat

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Henrietta III (c.1967)

And so the current Henrietta should really be Henrietta IV, but that’s a bit of a mouthful.

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