Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Low Tide03:39 (0.50m)
High Tide10:06 (2.30m)
Low Tide15:51 (0.80m)
High Tide21:54 (2.40m)
Sea temperature: 7.2
Sea conditions: smooth and calm
Weather: sunny, air temperature was just into double figures
Joined by: Abs yesterday and The New Yorker today
Topics of conversation:
Welcome back to Abs and The New Yorker, Abs swam at Christmas so it wasn't as much of a shock to her system as The New Yorker's, but they both seemed to enjoy their return and the weather was good to them, although Abs' had clearly felt the cold and had used words which The Pirate frowned upon first thing in the morning. This led to a debate on the different forms of Buddhism and their attitudes towards swearing - her boyfriend is in charge of a centre in Ipswich and The Pirate asked which kind he practiced, I can't remember which it is but his response was "Ah - the modern kind" It's all relative I guess.
Neither girls had seen Mable since she has grown up and become a teenager so she was the topic of conversation for some while as she performed for her audience.
DK's son has been mugged - the poor guy ended up in hospital yesterday evening and doesn't look quite as lovely as usual. They took his phone, wallet etc. but fortunately he wasn't carrying his laptop with his original music stored on it, which is usually in his bag. All The Swimmers send our love.

It's actually not been a great week all round, hence my erratic blogging. My friend Liz died on Monday and my time is rather taken up with dealing with things practical and emotional. She didn't want a funeral of any kind so I wrote a tribute to her in the sand at low tide and it was swept away with the sea. I hope that once all the complications have been sorted out I may be able to take her ashes out on a boat as my father took her mother's, and give her to the sea too.
Liz Kennedy 1941 - 2012

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