Monday, 12 November 2012

Low Tide02:12 (0.90m)
High Tide08:26 (2.60m)
Low Tide14:43 (0.60m)
High Tide21:13 (2.50m)
Sea temperature: 8.6
Sea conditions: near perfect for me - calm and deep
Weather: Chilly, sun slowly disappearing.
Joined by: No one
Topics of conversation:
The seal - The Village Elders had stopped me on the way to the beach to say that they'd seen the seal by the sluice gate, neither of them had ever seen it that far up the river before and there was speculation about whether it may be fishing as the tides have been so high. Whilst I was delighted to have a sighting and hoped it might come around to join us they did point out that they carry distemper... Killjoys!
The sun had risen as I left home, casting a deep glow across the village, lighting up the windows in the buildings by the harbour as if each one had turned on a 1000W bulb. By the time I reached the beach a bank of cloud was lowering over the horizon and the sun was rising into it. DK and The Pirate arrived just as the last warmth fizzled out.

DK's cultural importance - The Pirate's house guest lectures in pop culture, his specialist era being the 1950's - 1970's when DK's band of brothers were at their most prolific. He hadn't realised what 'DK" stood for when he came down to watch The Brave Boy take a dip yesterday and on discovering his identity had exclaimed "Standing of the Corner Watching All The Girls Go By!" Indeed this is one of the King Brother's memorable tunes, but I hope he checks in to the to see this link to DK's website: Whatever Happened To The King Brothers
And here they are as slightly younger men:

A man has gone missing from Southwold - The report spread fast around the village once papers arrived and there is concern that the poor soul may have taken his own life. By the time I had returned home the jungle telegraph had made that assumption and locals were warning The Swimmers about the possibility of a body surfacing. I hope that he may yet be found alive but the signs are not good, especially bearing in mind the recent tragedy when an elderly man drove into the harbour in his vehicle. This is from the EDP: 

David Franckeiss left his home in Mill Lane, Southwold to attend a doctors appointment yesterday afternoon.
He was last seen at the surgery around 5.30pm, but has not been seen since.
His vehicle was located yesterday at Southwold Harbour on Ferry Road. The police helicopter and the Coastguard Service have carried out extensive searches in the area where his vehicle was found, but are yet to trace Mr Franckeiss.
He is described as a white male, around 6’1” tall, with short, brown hair. When he was last seen, he was wearing brown corduroy trousers and a black coat.
Anyone who has seen Mr Franckeiss or has any information on where he may be is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

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