Last Monday we went for a bit of a stroll along the promenade, in my home town. We put my mobility scooter into the car and drove down to the seafront.
Where there we sailing ships a plenty to see.
We Strolled toward the town from the wilder end of the beach passed the castle and fishing boats
and on passed the Time Ball tower, which used to be so useful in it's day, giving ships at sea the accurate time, so important in the time of sail. It's now a local museum, but the ball still drops every day at 1pm like it always has.
We continue down and onto the pier, something I've not done in years, I suppose when you live in a place you don't really do the touristy things, and as I'm not a fisherman the piers not a every day place to go.
I did take some lovely photo's of the seafront from the pier, there have been some great clouds about lately. So good for cloud watching.
The sea was so calm which is quite unusual for around these parts, it's more common for it to be blowing a gale, waves crashing to shore, hence so many ship of old, being wrecked on the 'Goodwind Sands' which lie off the north end of the beach.
I spotted this lovely sail ship, on the horizon, (wouldn't it be great to be out on the water on it.) I think it's a Lugger (but don't quote me) if it is, then this is the type of vessel the local
smugglers I mean boatmen! used to use, in the towns murky history.
Sadly my scooter ran out of juice on the way back and my sister had to come and rescue me in the car, which curtailed our adventure, but to tell the truth it wasn't just the scooter, I'd pretty much run out of energy too.
Phew it's taken over a week but I finally got this written, thanks to everyone for the kind words and well wishes on my last few posts, I'm resting up and hopefully finger crossed I'll be up and about again soon, that's just the way of things living with a chronic illness.