Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Low Tide02:38 (1.00m)
High Tide08:39 (2.50m)
Low Tide15:14 (0.60m)
High Tide21:52 (2.50m)
Sea temperature: 12.9
Sea conditions: good
Weather: odd, with a capital 'O'
Joined by: DK, The Poet and The LE
Topics of conversation:
The Odd weather - before sunrise it had been clear, cold but clear, then between 6.30 and 7 something strange happened. An inland fog began to spread towards the sea and a front began to creep down from the north, partly obscuring the sunrise. The clouds were out of control, some scudding across the sky whilst others were building up into huge cumulus - I've been reading up and they're not supposed to happen at the same time. The mist could also be what's known as 'radiation fog', which results from the air at ground level being cooled as the Earth rapidly looses heat on a clear night. (It was startlingly clear last night, the dogs and I cast moon shadows across the fields, I didn't need a torch.) By the time we all went in the sun was forcing the fog back and lighting the water. We all faced out to see, lost in our own thoughts for a moment.

Fog trying to take over

Sea and sun fighting the fog back

Now it's foggy again and pouring with rain, which is what The LE said it would do and I have just had to acknowledge her superiority on the weather prediction front by text as The Poet, The LE and I are now all members of the conservation group who work on the common on Wednesday afternoons and the work has been cancelled due to the rain. This means I have time to blog!
There was concern about Legs this morning as she is off to The US again, parent wrangling, and Virgin had messed up her tickets. Somehow managing to put her maiden name or some such on the ticket. All is well though - she was in touch from her seat and is skyward as I type. I've promised not to let the tide take DK to Zebrugge in her absence, although with the undertoad as it is he'd probably be directed to The Hague and regular readers will be aware that there is very little I (or anyone for that matter) can do to keep him out of the water. Looking forward to hearing about her progress with parents and the archive, and keeping a lucky stone for her.

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