Kites In The Harbour

I watched recordings of World Cup rugby matches, last night between Fiji and Uruguay; today between Italy and Canada, and between England and USA.

Early this evening Jackie drove us to Mudeford and back.

The oyster shells arranged around a beech tree in The Oaks on Lymington Road, Highcliffe revealed themselves to be a ring of fascinating tree fungus.

Beneath louring skies,

aboard choppy waves spray-soaked,

wet-suited, windsurfers strutted their stuff, while

kite surfers preferred the more sheltered harbour.

A lone little egret picked its way along the shallows.

This evening we dined on Jackie’s deliciously authentic tender lamb jalfrezi and savoury rice garnished with fresh coriander with which she drank Hoegaarden and I finished the Saint-Chinian.

I am copying and resubmitting this post because some people never received it and others could not enlarge pictures. (27th September)


          1. Sometimes in the midst of a hiccup attack subscriptions are changed – or fall off altogether. It happens to me quite often. I think folk aren’t posting, but then it appears I’ve unsubscribed from them. And then sometimes when the problem of not receiving posts persists I’ve found if I unsubscribe and resubscribe all is well again.

    1. I’ve had a couple of people tell me the same, Pauline. They had mysteriously unfollowed me but hadn’t done it themselves!

    1. I’ve done windsurfing and it’s all grand until the sail gets into the water after a spill (of which I had myriad). Trying to get that water-soaked sail out of the water had me trying a different sport right quick.

  1. That was a beautiful ride. Jackie is not only a great chef, but a wonderful tour guide, too. BTW, what is ” lamb jalfrezi “? I have not heard of jalfrezi before.

    1. Thanks very much, Sue. WP messing with me. They left off the tags and wouldn’t let me add the last picture (of an egret). Eventually I got the tags on but the egret only this morning.

  2. I once drove fifty miles to see a Little Egret they were so rare and now they’re everywhere! I really don’t know how people can say the climate is not changing.

  3. Whenever I see kites, I get all excited and feel like a little kid again! πŸ™‚
    Beautiful photos, Derrick! Definitely a reminder that the wind and waves are a boon to some…and a bane to others. πŸ˜€
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚

  4. Whenever I windsurfed on the Solent, the wind wasn’t quite enough to counter the current, so I lost ground (water?). Those currents from the double tides are something else!

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