It was a lovely walk this morning, the skies were clear, the screaming seagull took a dive at me, I waved my arms and diverted it. I hope I haven’t put it off, I quite enjoy our encounters. The walk down the high street is always interesting I usually see the same people.
There’s a dredger working in the harbour. I missed it this morning, it had left the harbour and was heading out to the dumping ground. When I was in town this afternoon, I needed some air, and walked down to the waterfront, The dredger was Working, and I could see the top of it over the ferry terminal, it was moving. I thought it might be heading out. It was though just turning round. Not going out, so a missed opportunity – perhaps tomorrow. All of the Wightlink car ferries are roll-on-roll-off, I watched the St Claire come in, and just curve around the corner in to her slot. Done, I have to say with consummate skill.
I could say the same thing about the Gosport Ferry Captains, although the crossing is very short, the smoothness and the skill with which the pilots (I can’t think of them as captains although obviously that is what they are) take the ferries across and when they reach the terminal they are so skilled they get the gates lined up so easily, that they make it look simple. That’s professionalism for you.
A few weeks ago, they were emptying the Cockle Ponds. When they refilled it was clear that there was a lot of pond weed. I couldn’t help wondering if it would interfere with the model yachts. Today, as I walked past, there was a man on a machine in the middle of the pond and piles of pond weed around the edge. This is good. I found out this morning that the Gosport Model Yacht Club celebrates its one hundredth anniversary on the First of August – I can imagine there will be a big competition . I shall see if I can go and take a few pictures.