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On a day of winds fit to threaten lingering autumn leaves like those on our crab apples, Jackie drove us to our GP surgery at Milford on Sea for our flu jabs (influenza vaccines).
Down at the coast, vociferous waves crashed onto breakwaters and rolled onto the shore and over the sea wall.
Even the gulls found huddling on the car park tarmac preferable to facing the buffeting elements.
Dramatic skies, seas, and lighting effects gave yet another perspective to the Isle of Wight and The Needles.
When I had my fill of being coated in salt water in the interests of my art, I rejoined Jackie in the car, and did my best to clean the camera lenses.
We then continued on to Friars Cliff beach where we brunched at the cafe.
Here the breakwaters also took a pounding,
but four walkers and a couple of romping dogs ventured onto the beach.
The smaller of the two dogs had a debate with its owner about whether it was possible to take refuge in the cafe. This somewhat obstructed my entrance.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s chicken marinaded in piri-piri and lemon; roasted vegetables, steamed cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, with mashed potato, I finished the madiran.