Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Friday on My Mind - The Easybeats - Part I

 It was an 04:30 start to the rendezvous with Dave Foot in Dorchester where we met an hour later and with him at the helm to undertake the next 4 hours drive with a few Birds en-route such as

RED KITE
maybe as many as a dozen
GREY HERON
and
COMMON BUZZARD
along with a brief view and a couple of snaps of the
WICKER or WILLOW MAN
before reaching the older of the 2
RIVER SEVERN BRIDGES
and finding a "welcome in the hillsides" of
WALES
and still a fair old gallop
before reaching the
historic and bijou town of
TENBY
with ultra-narrow streets, a
Monument to Prince Albert on the Hill the
Castle Fortifications
and the wide and not displeasing sweep of
TENBY BAY
and it also looked like the Mod's, of which I was once one back in the 60's, were intown.
However, with all of that nothing more than an aside the only building we had interest in was the
RNLI LIFEBOAT STATION
and the attendant crowd after the long and timely reminder of the meaning of the word
'TWITCHER'
That feeling of anticipation and hope that your target was still there after such a long journey!
FIRST VIEW
of the

 WALRUS
in its favoured spot on the
LIFEBOAT SLIPWAY
but hardly moveing a muscle
but you cannot have everything.
but we did capture the odd flap of the fins,
Close Up
while the
TOURIST BOATS
seemed not to be plying much trade!
I must go down to the sea again,
to the lonely sea and the sky.
I left my socks and knickers there,
I wonder if the're dry?

Spike Milligan

CLOSE UP II

Otherwise the was a bit of action elsewhere as Dave
dived into a patch of
WILD CABBAGE
in pursuit of who knows which
Moth Larvae
without success additionally it was the people there who put the 'cherry on the cake' and make mention particularly of the young American gentleman in company with his English lady and the small contingent of Chinese Univercity Students to whom we would send our Best Wishes should they be reading this - MAGIC!
Trying to Sit Up,
Scratching
and finally in
CLOSE UP.
Having plyed Northern Waters extensively and crossed the Arctic Circle on foot, by car, by surface ship, in flight and even while Submerged
it is almost unbelievable that this magnificent creature has not been encountered before!
Let's call it Making Up the Deficit!
In those days all such certificates were produced and issued by 
Bernard's Naval Tailors
who had none to commemorate a transit 'under' the Circle which we had to adapt ourselves!
It was all to long a journey just to about-turn and head for home so, with a number of things in mind we headed for the west coast which we hope we can bring to you tomorrow - CHEERS!

5 comments:

  1. Ah! Is that Wally..Wally the walrus..
    Wally was first seen in Ireland before
    being spotted in Pembrokeshire....
    He disappeared for a while, then
    made a bed for himself at Tenby's North
    Beach...! :).

    And the Vespa? HaHa! Yes! I used to ride
    one up and down back home in Sicily, in
    my late teens, from Taormina down to
    Letojanni..then back again..! :).

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    1. Running late but Many Thanks - CHEERS!

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  2. What a calm sea. It looks warm

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  3. I'm glad you mentioned us. Wish you have a pleasant trip and good health. A magic experience!

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