How are we? Enjoying the warm weather? This only really applies in the area I live and to a couple of followers, so sorry about that. Hope everything is well where you are based.
Been another busy couple of weeks here but I have a day off today and decided to sit with a cuppa and post another blog for y’all. This time, I decided that the legs of the new turbocharged pocket rocket (it is a bit frightening still but I am now a little more confident) I call my car a stretch to Fishguard and Goodwick. On a nice sunny day, it is a very pleasant place to sit, have a coffee and watch the people go by from or to the Rosslare ferry or the kids play on the big slides (dare I suggest such a thing in this day and age?!).
Luckily, I had my camera with me and the light was very good..quite low and pretty orange so everything around was bathed in very nice light. First was a wander along the breakwater where the visibilty afforded a pleasant view across the water towards Dinas Head and one of my favourite spots (my secret waterfall).
From here, it is possible to spot a myriad of birds when the feeding situation is right for them. On this occasion as I walked along, I got buzzed by a Curlew. I know because I looked it up on the RSPB website in the cafe! It was way to fast for me to get a snap of it, so I am afraid that you will have to settle for this long view of the breakwater once I had returned to the car park.
On the beach, the light was even better. I had a gent walk up to me (cameras are great icebreakers it appears) and just launched into a conversation about what I took photos of and the equipment I used. He was very nice though, although his son was less patient than most. I got a nice sun bathed picture of a groyne and the rocks beside following that chat…another nice view towards the Old Harbour and Dinas from there.
As an explanation for not being on the blog all that often of late, I am now going to post a picture and a couple of videos of the sheer toil I have been undertaking crewing the boat owned by my friend, John. Oh the stress!!
Mind you, he let me steer the other evening and that was frightening.. it’s not althogether a natural feeling steering a something side on when the seat you are sat on is leaning at 45 degrees. That may take a bit of getting used to.
Anyway, a couple of videos here http://youtu.be/vDiJWWl-5n8 and here http://youtu.be/eGFT_LigO-g of a level jaunt we took out yesterday down towards Angle and Dale. A few ham rolls, a touch of coffee and some strawberries and a maximum speed of 5 knots made it a very pleasant day all in. However, it’s not all like this, during a race we do have to work, I assure you, I still have the bruises, rope burns and cuts to prove it.
Thanks for stopping by…see you soon!