You’ll be getting the drift by now that my morning walks pretty much always end up in the same location. I’m entirely happy with that. Every visit to the waterfront is different in several ways.e
The most obvious is the sky, through the seasons, the sky changes in a multitude of ways. I confess that I do prefer what I call a “dramatic” sky, that’s lots of broken cloud scattering the light of dawn in different ways. A plain blue sky is nice, but not dramatic.
Then there is the shipping. Before the lockdown I used to arrive at the waterfront fairly consistently 10 minutes ahead of the arrival of the Brittany Ferry, that is a relatively rare occurrence now, they are generally going around the northern corner of the harbour as I arrive. Then, just occasionally something like a reefer (a ship bearing refrigerated containers) or even a cruise ship (admittedly, only a couple of times over the last 6 months), the usual Isle of Wight ferries, the pilot boats, Ipshing boats and private vessels add to the variety of activity in the harbour.
Then there are the people. Fairly often, somebody will stop and ask what I am doing. I love having a chat with them and telling them about my radio and why I am doing it. Some I see regularly, others are one offs. Of course, it’s socially distanced.
I enjoy my morning walks. I seek to pass that enjoyment on to you.