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And why not.

On a side note: today was 2000 Guineas day. I had a bet for the first time since… I can’t remember when.

I lost.

On the upside it was a free bet and I did not chase it.

So yes, some things stay the same, as much as they change…

These are some kind of aerials, or radio masts on the pierhead. I imagine they are used by the RNLI for communications, but I don’t know. There is a tall ship coming to the pierhead at the end of the month. I am going to visit. I like ships; less sure about the actual sailing. Fortunately, that won’t be necessary to go aboard Atlantis. Thoughtfully they are holding something called ‘Open Ship’ as well as doing actual sailings. I am calling the expedition: research.


I also did the annual grass sowing in the garden. I am sure the neighbours were laughing at me, or heavily sighing. But, I will have grass come June.

Vive l’herbe!

Let the sun shine

Southend-on-Sea yesterday afternoon. Once I start walking down the High Street I nearly always end up at this end, otherwise what’s the point:
I could be on a shopping street nearly anywhere with all the homogeneous shops. Having said that, Southend-on-Sea has its own particular qualities, apart from this view, that I suspect are not shared throughout the land.

As I took this snap yesterday the High Street and cliffs resounded with some almighty and persistent barking. A rather magnificent grey and black bull mastiff type dog wearing a collar covered in metal embellishments had been tied to the ornamental railings outside the Royal Hotel and was carrying on. No sign of an owner. I wonder if he’s still there.

From the Pier Lift Viewing Deck