Thursday, 6 August 2009
beside the sea
A sunny day
So we went to the sea-side.
School holidays, so we, and the crabs, were not alone. Next week is the World Champion Crab Catching Contest.
Given the untrustworthy habits of the weather roofs are coming off all round and being replaced, this was a rather attractive version, I have not seen the reeds waving from the ridge before.
We had a lovely couple of days, tho with all the healthy sea air and walks Hattie the Dog and I needed an afternoon nap. Then of course I was awake and reading till 4 a.m. having mucked up my body clock. Hattie seemed to cope OK with sleeping whenever required.
The clear colours of the salt marshes and the sea and the blue blue sky............shame about the nuclear power station just along the coast. There it is lurking on the horizon, they are talking of building a newer sparklier one next door. No use complaining as the French have them all along the coast only 20 odd wet miles away.
Why we can't have wind turbines and even wave machines machines instead.
At the mo there are wind turbine makers who have taken their factory hostage to stop it being closed down, the only joint that makes them in this country.
Fortunately the Dutch seem to have got the idea, the country could practically take off like a helicopter squadron - so maybe we can buy some from them, eventually.
No good having a small one on this windy hill, the chimneys are too rickety.
We could do solar panels but RP is slow to invest in change (and kerfuffle] and I am too lazy to persuade him. Should really; neighbours have and say it keeps the water at a warm temperature so it costs less to heat to hot when necessary, thus saving money and the world.