Someone Is Going To Regret It

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In the late morning of this very hot Summer’s day, Jackie drove me to Mudeford Quay. This was the first occasion since my surgery on which I squeezed myself into the car without having been forced to do so by a medical appointment. My Chauffeuse Extraordinaire drove very slowly around the quay and the harbour, stopping on occasion for me to photograph a subject through the passenger seat window.

Boats and buoys, Isle of Wight

Departing boats and stationary buoys shimmered on the waves as we arrived;

Man watching sea and shading eyes

one gentleman shaded his eyes as, perched on his bag, he watched the activity.

Fishing was undertaken from the quay and from the spit opposite.

Boats and swans

Leaving the quay, we cruised along the harbour where swans paddled past moored boats

Swans, sailboarder, black-headed gull

and a skimming sailboarder.

Black-headed gulls

Squawking black-headed gulls strutted about

Dinghies parked

beside the dinghy park;

Sailboarder

and the sailboarder came into clearer view.

A little dog trotting beside its master paused and urged its mistress to keep up.

I wondered whether two women on a bench were aware that another pair was about to pass in front of them.

We diverted to Avon Beach where I disembarked and leant against the sea wall watching a small boy smoothing a log on the sand. He, and a couple in chairs nearer the shore were oblivious of each other.

Already, well before noon, the beach was filling up with sun-seekers settling into chairs or lying on the sand with varying degrees of protection. Some would undoubtedly regret the exposure tomorrow.

Man, boy, and crossword solver

While one gentleman and a boy engaged in bucket and spade activity, another grappled with a crossword.

This evening we dined on pepperoni pizza and plentiful salad.

62 thoughts on “Someone Is Going To Regret It

  1. Ah, now that is a Derrick post of yore; excellent that you had a trip to the beach! I trust that your and Jackie’s shoulders were better protected than some of the folks in your photos. I love how you noticed the pup telling his mum to hurry up. They do that.

  2. What a fun post. I really enjoyed the swirl of the various activities—dog, crossword puzzle, bucket and spade. Must have felt good to get out and about.

  3. OH! Now seeing the sun sparkle, like glitter, on the water…that is healing! πŸ™‚
    Glad you got out for such a grand outing, Derrick! πŸ™‚
    What fun! πŸ™‚
    Oh and the photo of the gulls is so cute! I think the one behind is the female and she is telling the male (in front of her) something important! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside but I have to say that I would have found it hard to keep my cool if a pair had parked right in front of me in that way …. this is probably why I am seldom allowed out in public πŸ˜‰

  5. Recovering from surgery is so exhausting, I am sure. You are certainly not resting on your laurels but attempting all sorts of exercise. The sea looks wonderful in your photos and I enjoyed reading your commentaries very much.

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