I went to put some rubbish in the bin, and then put the bin out ready for the bin men, except it’s Saturday, and the bins aren’t emptied until Monday. I’ve had that “Is it Monday today” feeling all day, which in a way is a good thing, because when I accept that it isn’t Monday that means I have two more days of Christmas leave than I thought.
Yesterday and today have been two days of over indulgence I’m sure I’ve added inches to my belly. And seriously, and I mean seriously rubbish TV (the analogue channels, BBC & ITV). Yesterday I was on the verge of posting a rant about how bad the TV was. I desisted, given that it was Christmas Day. With covid, the year must have been dreadful for all productions and producers, so it’s understandable that there would be a lot of repeats, but game shows at peak time on Christmas Day? not only that, the repeats they chose were rubbish (I want to use a stronger word, but don’t feel it is right on this medium). I am seriously thinking that the Beeb should move to a subscription model even if it means, god forbid – adverts (and to show how bad it is, I do try to avoid invoking the deity), At the moment, I don’t think I would be using the service at all, except for Sky at Night.
I went out for a walk just before midday, with Storm Bella bearing down on us, I needed to get out for a bit. The new more contagious version of Covid is making us nervous. I made even more strenuous efforts than usual to make sure I stayed away from people. I wanted to see the high street, but I didn’t want to walk its length, so I engineered crossing it twice, and actually it wasn’t very busy at all and I could have walked it quite safely – but I didn’t. I did though go on to the Promenade.
There were on only three people along the entire length of the waterfront from the ferry to the pier wall, so I felt quite safe. I could see a boat, which from face on I thought was a tug coming toward the harbour entrance, on checking Marine Traffic, it was the Bunkering (refuelling) vessel the Janet W. I was able to get to the end of the Pier wall for its entrance in to the harbour to take the header picture.
At the end of the Haslar Marina Pier Wall there was a solitary angler. Staying about 10-15 feet away from him, I asked how he was getting on. He’d only just got set up, so hadn’t caught anything. But, he was very keen to tell me about his new rod & reel, all £300 of it. He described it as very smooth. We talked about the Local Marks Fishing you tube channel, which even though I have absolutely no interest in fishing does make quite entertaining viewing. Last week involved feeding a fox, The channel is owned by John, not mark – the marks are locations. The lad (mid 20’s?) said he had his fishing channel, Solo Solent Fishing (or a variation of that), but I haven’t been able to find it. I shall keep looking.