I caught this picture behind Trinity Church out on my afternoon walk. I’d had a good morning, clearing the birdseed out that the messy so and so’s chuck everywhere, but they are such a joy to watch that I don’t really mind.
I had a bit of a stint on the microscopes, they are all working very well. I got a sample of water from a static pool that we have. It’s quite green. When I looked at it through the microscope, I could see pollen (I don’t know which ones) and there were some very small critters moving around. Can’t quite make out what they are, but they are small.
I was fairly late going out for a walk, about 5PM. If I vary my normal route slightly, I walk past an antiques shop that sells some miscellany at a reasonable price. I’ve bought a couple of books from there. I take the opportunity to have a look when I can. Nothing worth buying at the moment, although I do quite like the birds eye view of Portsmouth Harbour probably from the 18th Century, but at £169 it’s too expensive.
I then headed towards the cockle ponds to see what was going on there. Now I know we shouldn’t anthropomorphise, but it certainly looked as though two crabs rushed toward each other to give a hug, they weren’t locked claw to claw, in both respects it was claw over the carapace, they lingered for a couple of seconds and then rushed off at right angles to each other. It really did look like two old friends giving each other a big hug. No jelly fish today.
Not much going on the harbour today, the usual ferries, and some small boat movement. There were quite a lot of people about, mostly in groups though.
Only just over two miles walked. Not much I know, but better than nothing.