I hope you can appreciate what a rare event it is for the tide to be this high -- makes Southport people all giddy if they catch it. Considering that cloud cover made it impossible to see the glorious moon the whole Internet has been waxing lyrical about, at least we have some evidence of the result of its being so close to the earth! I know it can't compare to the majesty and splendour of the American West Coast -- but that is an everyday occurance. I mean you just have to turn up -- and there it is!
|What it's usually like at Southport Beach. Dry enough in summer for hundreds of cars to park!|
|Twitchers! Listen carefully and you'll find out what's out there flying around!|
|Hundreds of very noisy blackhooded gulls swarming in for a meal|
Spring is finally in the air! The cherry tree outside my study window is budding and it's time for planting the primroses waiting in our outer porchway. And all the young men and women are walking around bare arms and T-shirts -- a phenomonen that amazes me -- it doesn't seem to have anything to do with temperature and everything to do with sunshine! Today it's only 52F (11C) -- too cool for me to be sleeveless! When I go for my walk later I'll probably see sandals -- or at the very least flip-flops. Me sounding like an old fogey? You betcha!