Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Camel Estuary

The view from The Camel Trail looking towards the Atlantic,

with the beautiful town of Padstow on the left,

and the fashionable village of Rock , on the right.

Monday, 1 September 2014

The Malloys of Cannery Row ?

Many years ago, when I was very young, I had the great good fortune to have been introduced 
to the works of John Steinbeck, when I was given a copy of  "Cannery Row".
 I still have that copy of this warm, humane and very funny story of a group people, down on their luck, 
living in the Cannery District of Monterey, California.

It all came flooding back to me recently when I came across this rusty old boiler at Mountbatten.

Two minor characters in Cannery Row are the Malloys.

Mr. and Mrs. Malloy live in a boiler in the vacant lot. 
Mr. Malloy is a landlord: he rents out big rusty pipes on the lot to men who need a place to sleep. 
And with power comes … discontent. Mrs. Mallory was totally happy before they became property "owners," but now she starts wanting stuff like lamps and curtains. 
Even though their boiler doesn't have any windows.

Sunday, 31 August 2014


Try this Tongue Twister.

She sells sea shells by the seashore,
The shells she sells are surely sea shells.
So is she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seahore shells.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Health and Safety

Here is the problem.

Here is the solution they came up with.

Local opinion is divided.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Happy Couple

We have had a fortnight of very unsettled weather, very brief sunny periods punctuated with heavy, blustery showers.

But after a gloomy, damp start, Saturday afternoon was beautifully sunny. 

The timing couldn't have been better for this couple.

The location is the Memorial Garden,  in Devonport Park. 

I was passing by, and stopped to see the professionals at work.

Monday, 25 August 2014

MS Amadea at anchor in Plymouth Sound.

The cruise ship Amadea sailed into Plymouth from Dublin during last week .
She operates in the German market so we had several hundred German visitors thronging 
the waterfront and the narrow streets in the historic Barbican area

While she was in port the ferry from France, MS Armorique, sailed in from Roscoff.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Keeping their eye on the ball.

Yesterday Plymouth Albion  (in red) played against Hartpury College 
in a pre season friendly match, as both prepare for the start of their league programmes in September.

I think the Albion coaching staff have quite few problems to address.
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