Photographing Windsurfers

After lunch I posted

Later, partly in order to preserve petrol, we took a short drive to Tanners Lane and back. The garage that had been the cause of severe hold-ups two days running as panic buyers queued for petrol, had only a couple of pumps working, so we were able to pass it unimpeded.

Within sight of the Isle of Wight windsurfers were out in force at the end of the lane.

Jackie photographed me photographing them, and also distant passing yachts.

This evening we dined on tasty baked gammon; crisp fried potatoes; moist ratatouille; firm carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli; and tender runner beans. Jackie drank Sud de France Rosé 2020 and I drank Prestige de Calvet Cotes du Rhone 2020.


  1. So lovely! The day! And your photos! Love the layers of Mother Nature that you’ve captured!
    Oh, those windsurfers are dancing across the beautiful waves!
    Jackie’s photo of you taking photos is spectacular! Wonderful photograph of The Great Photographer, Jackie!
    Sorry to hear about the panic buying of petrol. I googled that to find out the details as to why this is happening.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  2. Of course wind-surfing wasn’t around when I was a youngster Derrick, however, visually I find the sport fascinating and exciting to watch

  3. Your photos are great. It’s hard to capture so much action so crisply. My treat today was a pair of power paragliders making their way across the fields. Unfortunately, I was on a road with no way to pull off, so photos weren’t possible, but it was great fun to see them.

    Now I’m going to have to go consult yon Google to find out about your petrol problems.

  4. Having read your account of panic-buying petrol queues I was interested to see them on the news too. The windsurfers were obviously having a good day out and you both enjoyed a ‘day with a difference’.

  5. Maybe there’s an opportunity to explore the district by driving to a bus stop and taking a meandering bus ride. When I lived in the Lake District I enjoyed the chance to see over the top of the dry stone hedges by taking the upper deck of the bus.

  6. I agree with Gwendoline – when staying on the Isle of Wight I so enjoyed using the bus to see the island. I understand they offer a good trip around the local villages where I live, too -but somehow we never make the time to enjoy our local facilities to the full!
    Fantastic to see those energised wind surfers making the most of what could be our last day of Indian summer this year… there’s a decidedly different feel in the air today!

  7. Yes, that is a beautiful ;late September day. Beautiful enough to make me think I ought to take up windsurfing again, but then I wouldn’t have time for my bungee jumping.

  8. The potential “shortage of Petrol” made the news here…including I believe some shots of the “queues” in various small towns…

    It seems I’m now caught up on at least your blog posts, sorry I haven’t made a reply at each and everyone – but I seem to follow a lot of blogs…

    according to our news sources, there is going to be a shortage of overseas made presents for Xmas this year here, due to cargo vessels not having enough man power to sail them – crew shortages. That happened last year, some of the cheap chain stores were out of much stock!!

  9. What super images – I long for a day at the coast. Normally, I’d issue family invitations, we’d pack our cars and we’d make a day of it. This summer we’ve not made plans due to my health possibly letting us down. Next year perhaps.
    I love the photo of you, I’m glad Jackie takes photos of you photographing them!

      1. Oh, thank you, Derrick. I am so much better than I once was, and apart from sudden onset breathlessness and occasional fatigue I actually do feel very well. 🙂

  10. Wind surfing looks like very hard work; it must require a lot of upper-body strength. My favorite photos out of this group are Jackie’s yaucht photos against the Isle of Wight. There is something about the Isle of Wight . . .

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