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After lunch Jackie drove me on a short forest trip, after which we shopped at Lidl for basics such as toilet rolls.
An Isle of Wight ferry boat passed the mudbank at Tanners Lane, where
the tide was so far out that the little boat that usually bobs on the water was beached.
I watched a lithe, pure white, egret stretch, then curl, its elegant neck; stab the shallow water; stretch again, shake its undulating throttle, spraying liquid; stride along the bank; and do it all again. Thus it enjoyed a late lunch.
Seaweed on the wooden breakwaters indicated sea levels at high tide,
whilst two friendly women walked their Rescue lurcher who ‘has bits in him’. They were not sure of his full provenance.
Keeping the grass verges at Sowley well cropped were the usual group of ponies
including Little and Large performing their routine double act.
This evening we dined on a takeaway curry from The Raj in Old Milton. We shared onion bahji starters. My main meal was prawn naga and special fried rice. Becky and I finished the Cabalié. The other didn’t drink, and I haven’t registered what they ate.