For interested parties I have added a reply to 'Franks comment' of 3 days ago. Simply 'right click' on the word comments at the end of this post.Yet another lunch date today with a couple of disappointing sights en-route. As most readers know the Melcombe Regis Cemetery is considered a 'local patch' as far as birding is concerned so was unhappy to receive notification during my absence of this act of vandalism there.
Even given the prompt I was not ready for what met my eye on my way to the bus.
One of the Chapels of Rest has been completely gutted by the arsonist - IS NOTHING SACRED?
Further on at the Westham Road underpass there was something far more pleasing as the 'illegal graffiti had been replaced by a far more artistic version that I can only guess has the blessing of the Borough Council. Depicting the 'white horses' (waves) that crash onto Weymouth Beach from time to time and the towns vibrant Music Scene was just a started for ten.
There were also designs relating to the upcoming Olympic Games and our local Tourist Trade
along with an etching of one of our favourite Public Houses the Rock Hotel and a flashback to the days when a Steam Train plied a nearby route. Irony of ironies followed as it was noticed that even despite the unwritten rule among graffiti artists themselves, never to deface anothers work some lout had methodically scratched the motto Olympic S**te along the full run of the painting - WHY OH WHY?
Always guaranteed to lift my spirits a pleasure to see the HOODED MERGANSER.
Anyway, it's an ill wind that doesn't blow some good, and I soon arrived at the tiny village of Nottington, lunch being with my friend Lesley and some of her friends. Lesley's new home can just be seen peaking through the trees, so how coincidental that along the line of tree once stood my first home in Dorset. Back in 1959 there stood on this site an old and leaking World War II Nisan Hut which we called home for a year.
The friends Trevor and Teresa Scott, on holiday from South Africa and local lady Liz Nash were already arrived,
so it was just left to me to join them in the kitchen.
After a lovely lunch we took a stroll over an area that as a boy I knew like the back of my hand - another great day. Finally, an update on the Stat Counter highlighting numbers of readers throughout the world. Numbers have continued rise at a great rate, with 2 countries well into the 'thousands' while a further 42 sit firm in the 'hundreds'. It would be fantastic to see those in the lower reaches 'further up the chart', so why not take this opportunity to highlight
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