Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hazy Days

The beautiful weather continues here in the Cannes of Kent. Looking out from the East Cliff towards Big Deal and Getting Walmer, a sea haze accentuates the coast all the way round to Dover. Across the Channel, a dark brown strip hovers above the Frenchies.

What better way to while away the afternoon than watching the world go by, licking an ice cream outside Ronnie Corbett's teeny-tiny kiosk, and chewing the cud with Ramsgate Firster Gerry O'Donnell? Which is precisely what I did.

13 comments:

danevalleyted said...

Not a lot of people on the beach though!

david said...

I was on the beach and came accross literally thousands of small egg shaped jelly things. Were these jellyfish eggs or a deposit from Pfizers or perhaps and alien life form. Luckily a previous infestation occured off the coast in Nova Scotia - see http://www.flickr.com/photos/porcelain_duck/249166490/

ZumiWeb said...

Sounds like a repeat of the famous duck odyssey:

In 1992 a container load of plastic bath toys – ducks, frogs, turtles and beavers was washed overboard from a container ship enroute to the US in the Pacific close to Japan. 29,000 toys were set free on an epic voyage around the world's oceans. Many were washed ashore in the early days, some remained in the North Pacific gyre for repeated 3 year round trips, but a small number braved the Bering Strait to transect the Arctic sea and make it to the Atlantic.

Flotsam Science, fascinating - read all about it here: http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20070428/bob9.asp

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yikes! I sneaked a peek at those jelly blobs - maybe someone's developing artificial eyeballs down there in Sandwich.

Any further guesses as to what David saw would be most welcome.

Cllr David Green said...

Not sure about those, but we were in Eastbourne the other weekend walking along the beach and there were literally hundreds of Kinder Eggs washed up. The shells were corroded, but the contents were fine.
You probably know that Ramsgate main sands failed to get a Blue Flag this year again, so the origin of any source of polution is of interest.

Adem said...

I spent the day getting drunk and watching the Cricket in Canterbury.... marvelous.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yes - I read that on your blog. What a marvellous way to spend the day!

Snailspace said...

Good Greif doesn't any one do any work around here.
It's proborbly just some sort of spawn. The beach could be it's natural habitat so it might not like being labled polution.

emmeline said...

Are you sure they weren't a reincarnation of all the cockles that have disappeared from pegwell bay?

I'm back!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they're Sandy's marbles. No, no, couldn't be, he only comes to Ramsgate if there's a cheap photo opportunity to be had.

Anonymous said...

You surprise me! I didn't think Sandy had any.

Anonymous said...

Your mention of Gerry chewing the cud certainly made my mind boggle - whatever will he get up to next! Got a bit of a telling off from Smudger this week, didn't he?

Eastcliff Richard said...

Indeed.

I hope I'm not giving away any state secrets, but one of his big ideas is to mark out parking bays but only charge people to park if they take up two spaces. This would also help lady drivers, he feels, who, according to him, find it difficult to squeeze big things like a car into small holes like a parking space.

Personally I think there's already more than enough parking around here - our seafront is one big bloody car park!