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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 24 December 2009

RAIN STOPPED PLAY (23/12/09)

A wet cold morning with ferocious heavy showers. Molly and I went for a quick constitutional collecting the newspaper on the way back. Quick is relative, can't the daft dog tell it's heaving it down and not the time to be investigating every leaf and blade of grass. Obviously not!

Around ten thirty the showers seemed to be easing so we caught the bus down to Kingswear and the ferry across to Dartmouth. No sooner had we disembarked than down came the sleet, the farmers market was shut and I took a wrong turn whilst trying to locate the Post Office. Such is life!

Caught the ferry back across the river by which time it was noon and so dark the street lights were coming on as were the navigation lights in the estuary.

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Noon and the new pontoon for the passenger ferry.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA       The Royal Dart.......Gave it a miss, will power you see.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATurned left into Brixham Road.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Two minutes later we were steaming gently in, of all places, The Steam Packet.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter a reviving pint stuck a star filter on and snapped this model Lowestoft sailing trawler. Certainly very sparkly for Christmas.

That's it, shopping, laundry and cleaning tomorrow.

9 comments:

  1. I could do with some of your rain to wash away the snow here. It's been hanging around so long looking at your wet streets it looks like a different country. ;)

    Nothing like a roaring open fire to get the steam rising.

    You are getting some good use out of the star filter - very effective on the model trawler.

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  2. John, yes a happy find was that filter. Good fun.
    They say in Derbyshire that you'll have to have more snow to fetch yours away. Been Hailing and sleeting half the night here.

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  3. Have a good christmas and all the best for the new year.

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  4. The heavy rain hit here yesterday, washing a lot of snow away. Probably have floods next.

    That fire looks the perfect place to be at the moment.
    Christmas Eve shopping? Good luck with that mate. Have a good one, wherever you decide to stop. :)

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  5. Tony, thanks and the same to you.
    Keith, staying just outside Brixham till 4th January. Just done shopping, painless. You too enjoy yourself.

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  6. Good morning Adrian! I love the picture of Molly by the fire. Of course, you *know* I'm a sucker for Molly pictures! :o)

    I hope you have a fantastic day. And if I don't talk to you before tomorrow, I hope you have a very, very Merry Christmas!

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  7. Thank you both and the same to you.

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  8. After rainfall the whole place looks washed out and I love it, its amazing. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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