Down To The Sea

Yesterday evening I watched a recording of the Six Nations rugby match between England and Scotland; this morning one of the match between Ireland and Wales. After lunch I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/02/06/a-knights-tale-99-1987-part-two/ Elizabeth e-mailed a selection of her photographs from yesterday. Two ponies; the cattle by the stream; and me. Heavy winds having howled throughout theContinue reading “Down To The Sea”

“Would You Like To Look At Some Waves?”

While The Big Bad Wolf huffed and puffed at 60 m.p.h. overhead, battering our windows with driving spittle, and blowing open our front door in attempts to gain entrance; and I had just sat down to write an A Knight’s Tale post, my Chauffeuse asked me if I would like to look at some waves.Continue reading ““Would You Like To Look At Some Waves?””

We Needed The Horse Whisperer

On an only slightly cooler morning with the sun coming in and out, after a trip to the pharmacy at Milford on Sea we took drive along the coast before continuing inland. A slight haze lay across the Isle of Wight while choppy waves slid back and forth on the wet shingle; sunlight stars glintedContinue reading “We Needed The Horse Whisperer”

Devastation And Dessert

Winds of up to 60 m.p.h. howled and heavy rain lashed throughout the night. Regular readers will know that Jackie’s favourite view is straight down the garden from the stable door. This is what it looks like this morning through the window in that door. The wisteria arbour has been destroyed. We did not investigateContinue reading “Devastation And Dessert”

A Dog Cart

Late this morning I published https://derrickjknight.com/2021/10/06/a-knights-tale-46-ok-how-did-you-do-it/ We then drove to Steamer Point and brunched at the Beach Hut Café at Friars Cliff. This has been our first visit since before Covid. I needed no further sustenance this evening. Many customers dined alfresco. We were the only couple inside, because we couldn’t find a place toContinue reading “A Dog Cart”

Photographing Forest Fauna

From late morning Jackie drove our visitors and me around the forest. De had walked down to the coast at Milford where we joined her. Jan photographed De seated beneath an umbrella, where their daughter was joined first by her father and then by her mother. Choppy waves threw up creamy spray before sliding upContinue reading “Photographing Forest Fauna”

Rugs Still Required

Belying the cold wind which did not lessen until late afternoon, the such shone between fast moving fluffy cotton clouds. A brief garden survey revealed a few broken plant stems and one smashed owl. We decided to return to the clearance work tomorrow, and go out for a drive after lunch. Martin from Crestwood flooringContinue reading “Rugs Still Required”

Battling To Bring Them Down

Fierce winds, having raged overnight, continued for a good part of the day, sending us to Milford on Sea’s coastline, to photograph the ocean with its spraying, creamy, waves pounding the breakwaters and the sea wall. Jackie watched the play of my writhing jacket. A formation of distant kite surfers took us off to KeyhavenContinue reading “Battling To Bring Them Down”

“Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day”

Knowing that we are about to experience strong gales for three days I lay down the garden chairs and the new water feature as a precaution this morning, and this afternoon we visited the coast at Milford on Sea to make calmer photographs than we would anticipate for a while. Although from a distance theContinue reading ““Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day””