Monday, 24 June 2013

Low Tide05:28 (0.60m)
High Tide11:42 (2.60m)
Low Tide18:04 (0.40m)
Sea temperature: 14.2
Sea conditions: calm, deep
Weather: grey
Joined by: The Poet
Topics of conversation:
The Moon - it rose at 9.07 last night, and as it did the cloud on the horizon lifted to meet the cloud going out to sea, there was the slimmest chance that it would be visible, but the timing was just wrong. Mertz had been in the pub all evening and so it wasn't hard to persuade him to accompany me down to the beach, and he insisted that I shouldn't miss out on a full moon, but banned me from posting the picture as proof...
Slim window of opportunity

Mertz preparing to moon
The seal - came to say hello, but seeing me trying to take a picture and not finding Sara on the beach, he left again.
The elderly, and why there are many to respect and aspire to in this village - we were discussing the weather and how it was just right for the start of Wimbledon and I admitted that the last time I watched it would have been when Ilie Nastase was playing, and The Pirate told us that one of the 'Ladies of the Village' Vera played tennis with Fred Perry - in Cairo. She also flew planes and lived quite the life. You'd never know it, she's so dainty and immaculate, she's in her '90's now and a real character, as is our friend Ken, who recently drove a tank at 94 years of age. Here he is as promised DK, but you might want to skip into the report by 44 seconds, depending on how your dutch is...

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