Paol Soren Was Right

Boat going through buoys


This afternoon I planned to take a trip to Mudeford Quay after watching the Wimbledon semi final match between Kevin Anderson and John Isner. After the third consecutive tie-break set I decided to leave the match and Jackie drove me to Mudeford. On our return home, the fifth set had just begun. This was clearly going to take some time, so we reversed our normal process; ate lasagna and salad from plates on our knees watching the match, and drank our Malbec and Hoegaarden in the Rose Garden almost two hours later. When the final point was scored, the set closed at 26/24; the contest had lasted 6 hours and 35 minutes; and both men had grown stubble.

The reason I was keen to go to Mudeford was that when, some time ago, we had last seen low tide at this location Paul Soren had calculated that the next time this would occur would be today.

Sure enough, my Australian friend was right. We could see the sandbanks and the marker buoys. In the final picture in the above group a little motorised boat comes into view.

For safe passage, this was steered through the port and starboard markers.

On this glorious summer’s day people of all ages and sizes endeavoured to catch crabs off the quayside,

while hopeful gulls circled overhead for any that may be dropped.
One solitary angler tried his luck.

Published by derrickjknight

I am an octogenarian enjoying rambling physically and photographing what I see, and rambling in my head as memories are triggered. I also ramble through a lifetime's photographs. In these later years much rambling is done in a car.

36 thoughts on “Paol Soren Was Right

  1. The talk of tides reminds me; some time ago, you posted about a submerged Spitfire that could possibly be reached by foot at low tide…did you ever manage to approach the plane? Thanks for the link to Paol’s blog, looks interesting.

  2. I turned the TV on last night for the 10 o’clock news and was stunned to find tennis. I am not a fan of tennis and now floodlighting means that matches and TV coverage continue far beyond what is reasonable.

    I have always liked to watch sport and when I was young I especially liked the BBC cricket Test Match coverage. It was cricket heaven with literally hours and hours of England v Australia, England v West Indies, England v India and so on and so on.

    This was in the days of only two TV channels so it was difficult accommodating conflicting sports coverage and there I was sitting in front of the (black and white) television when I’d hear the dreaded words: “Well, that’s all from Lords for the moment as we return you to Wimbledon for coverage of the tennis”

    I realise now that this was selfish but I used to pray for rain at Wimbledon and hope the sun was still shining at Headingley, Trent Bridge or Edgbaston so that the BBC would be forced to return to the cricket..

    1. Cricket remains my favourite, Andrew. Before television radio was supreme. I remember rushing home from school to listen to Jim Laker taking his nineteen test wickets – and Tony Lock his one 🙂 Thanks a lot.

      1. Me, too. In a school match (I was captain) our umpire told me to take myself off after I had taken the five wickets to fall. Somewhat later only two more had gone down. I came back on and took the last three. I’ll never know if that could have been my all 10. I did think the boss was a spoilsport.

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