There was only one direction today, a one hour bus ride to the east and to meet up with my former shipmate John 'Ginger' Prince and his wife Val, for lunch and to catch up. Waiting for the
Red Lion, where I have to tell you if you're in the area this is the place to eat.
Photograph, © Scott Bartecki, who sent me an image of this Blue-fin Tuna speared by his mate in Portland Harbour some days ago. The fish weighed in at 34lb 12oz (15.76Kg) and was just one of a number claimed in our sea area around the same time. This specimen was one of at least 3 when shot, there were 2 taken by gill net fishermen in Weymouth Roads and a further single claimed by a lone angler on Chesil Beach, seen to leap well clear of the water.
or more particularly Swarkestone Bridge, was the place where Bonny Price Charlie's invasion of England was repelled sending his forces back to Scotland
Top photograph © Dawn Partridge, centre unknown source and bottom Wikipedia. Thanks all round.