The round Tower, across the water in Portsmouth, I wanted to get a picture of it being battered by the white water, but timing is difficult to judge. From that, you’ll gather that it was quite windy today.
The wind blowing gustily for my morning walk and hadn’t let up at lunch time. The thing that really got me though was the noise through the Marina. The wind flowing through the sail cables (they probably have a proper name) the metallic clanking from several hundred yachts was generating a lot of noise, persistent chink, chink, clank. When you couple that with the wind which was moaning as it blew, and the moans were of different frequencies.
I think I could put up with the wind, well really we don’t have much choice with the wind. We do though have a choice as to where we live (many of us do anyway), and I don’t think I would ever choose to live near to a Marina. I don’t deny that a marina is a lovely sight, and they are well worth a visit, and during the day, the hustle and bustle make for a seriously interesting experience.
But the ceaseless unending clanking at 3 AM when you are trying sleep? No, that’s not for me. I really do enjoy my visits though. There is always something to see.