On this wet and windy morning James Peacock visited and completed the setting up of my new SureColor P600 printer. The process took an hour, and there is no way I could have done it myself. One reason should suffice for explanation. The reason the printer could not be found by the computer was that it had been blocked by the iMac’s security system. This was easy to fix, but you had to know that would be the case. James was his usual friendly, efficient, self. We made a test print of the canoodlers on the tower from yesterday. The colours were perfect.
After lunch I watched a recording of the World Cup rugby match between Australia and Georgia.
Later, we drove to Avon Beach in search of surfers. We were not disappointed.
Here is Jackie’s view of the choppy waves approaching the beach.
The car park was full of these water sports enthusiasts preparing to enter the fray or
packing up to leave.
This little stretch of the Solent rivalled the congestion of the final approach to summit of Everest as sailboarders, kite surfers, and fishing boats took to the waves.
Some found themselves in the water;
others engaged in gymnastics, either soaring into the air,
or skimming over the surface.
Sailboards, kites, and other equipment were deposited on the sand,
and carried to and fro along the beach
Sometimes I watched sailboarders in action
I watched a pair of sailboarders preparing to take to the sea. So did Jackie, but she only
focussed on one “for the ladies”.
She also photographed me.
This evening we dined on Jackie’s classic cottage pie; piquant cauliflower cheese; tender runner beans; and crunchy carrots, with which I finished the Malbec.