Tuesday, 15 November 2011

DYC summer evening trophy - May/June 2011
I won this in slow handicap fleet.
I am not sure how - probably by turning up for most of the races and getting two good results.
The good thing is that I very much enjoyed the racing so the cup is an extra nice thing.
Very pleasing - in a bitter-sweet sort of way. Like - am I going to have the energy ever again?

Friday, 11 November 2011

The winter is closing in with gloomy weather. A somewhat trying week in which I have not done much and only just managed to keep gloom and boredom at bay. I have not been anywhere other than the river wall and Woodbridge shops. I have not done much - a bit of geology reading -  painted a bit of the sailing club lockers - a bit of work on the U3A website - a start on a French course - visits to the gym. I am even trying to clear up some of the junk in my house - always a bad sign - - - .

Thursday, 3 November 2011

St Katherine's Dock, London
Another day - another marina.
I lived about a mile away when I was a post-grad student and walked around here then and many times since. I had hoped to sail in - but I think this an impractical plan even before I sold the Southerly. Today - lunch overlooking this basin - and I saw a kestrel over the moat of the Tower of London - a very nice day.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Keeping the sea back  - work at Thorpness
The big bags get lifted and piled along at the top of the beach to stop the waves undermining the houses and the cliffs.

I like the rough waves breaking on the gravel shore - probably the end of the autumnal sun and frequent trips out to the coast.
The cliff view last week - I took the other one from the railing to the middle left.