Sway Tower Sunset

Our BT Internet reception was so consistently poor that I closed the account a year or so ago and eventually transferred to EE mobile. This is far more expensive, but, by and large, reliable. We regularly need the maximum data allowance. Since Elizabeth joined us in July we have sometimes needed topping up. Suddenly, in the last couple of weeks, the allocation has been ingested through an insatiable, invisible, avaricious, maw. This morning, Nick, a technician from Peacock Computers, came to the house and checked all our devices, including the smart TV and my sister’s two computers. Culprits were identified, and advice given.
Having more confidence in logging on, I added a little more to ‘A Knight’s Tale’, adapting a small section of ‘Questions’.
Later this afternoon, Jackie drove me, via Barton on Sea, to South Sway Lane in time to catch the sunset.

Clifftop visitors at Barton, like this seated, bespectacled, gentleman, created silhouettes against the skyline.

A crow catching the lowering sun at Wootton was more exposed now many of the leaves are falling;

ย burnished bracken blazed among banks of trees;

Jackie’s handbrake application startled a browsing chestnut pony.

Lucy, a grey with kindly eyes,

chomped, first food from a trug provided by her owner, then from grass, alongside her tubby neighbouring bleating lambs.

These animals were tinged with the red-gold hues of the Sway Tower sunset.

This evening we dined on Hordle Chinese Take Away fare with which Jackie drank Hoegaarden and Elizabeth drank Cahors Malbec 2016, while I abstained.


  1. You abstained? I hope you’re feeling OK. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Beautiful photos. I like the silhouetted man, but I really like the crow and the tree next to it. Of course, they’re all wonderful. I also liked your fun with alliteration, too.

  2. Abstaining? I trust there is no further reason than you just didn’t feel like a drink with your meal. The sunset over Sway Tower was worth waiting for – such a wonderful sky! The sunset pony that Jackie startled with her unnecessarily loud hand braking is also a beauty. and the silhouetted gentleman makes a wonderful portrait. A most successful outing – thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I, too, ask questions about strangers passing, either in my mind or aloud, to which my husband inquires ‘why I want to know’. I suppose I have always been the curious type, and sometimes made up back-stories of the people I see

  4. The Chestnut is very beautiful. Funnily enough I moved the opposite way from EE to BT. I was hopping mad with EE by the end of my time with them. I hope by some quirk of fate (or geography) that what didn’t work for me does for you and vice versa.

  5. Beautiful sunset photos. The gentleman on the bench reminds me of a sunset sight in my town. Sunset Avenue overlooks the beach, and because it’s such a popular spot for enjoying the view, the avenue has lots of angled parking. People come there at all times of day, but especially at sunset time. They sit in their cars or get out and stand on the sidewalk or sit on a bench and watch the sunset. It’s nice that so many people take the time to contemplate the beauty of the world.

  6. As always, such beautiful photos, Derrick! I especially love the sunset photos and the pony portraits! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh! and that first photo is wonderful! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Good to get internet issues worked out.
    Did you drink water with your dinner?! I drink A LOT of water.
    HUGS to all!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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