Planes Of Boats And Trains

The morning was bright and sunny; the afternoon began with a deluge and ended in photogenic light. Nugget can regularly be seen from the kitchen window. Jackie photographed him from there, where his own personal feeder hangs. “Where’s Nugget?” (59) At the dry end of the afternoon we drove to Lymington Harbour where the AssistantContinue reading “Planes Of Boats And Trains”

Every Night Something Atrocious

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. This morning we set off to spend the best part of the day on a trip to Hurst Castle. We began with a drive to Keyhaven to park the car and take a ferry to the castle, perched as it is on a spit in the middleContinue reading “Every Night Something Atrocious”

Defending Southampton Water

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. On another splendid September summer’s morning, Jackie drove us to Calshot and back. Calshot Beach had just two occupants: the proverbial one man and his dog. A woman was discussing the refurbishment of her beach hut. What had at first seemed a simple carpentry job had developed into aContinue reading “Defending Southampton Water”

Anticipation

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Early this morning Jackie drove me out to Mudeford Quay for a photoshoot. Neatly piled up are fishermen’s equipment, such as ropes and chains, and what I believe are crab pots, and marker buoys. It must have been the hazy heat that led us to water for theContinue reading “Anticipation”

Stranded On Bramble Bank

Jackie has been collecting little mice from a gallery in Milford on Sea. Each morning these charming little creatures, noses in the air, have been found in different locations. One of Flo’s Christmas Dragonology books contained a model which could be removed, assembled, and hung somewhere. Put these two facts together and you might be ableContinue reading “Stranded On Bramble Bank”