Mrs RC and I went for a walk on Sunday, our last chance to run away from things for a while.
We grabbed some fried chicken and had a picnic on the beach. It was cloudy, giving bursts of hot summer sun from time to time.
While we sat, ate and chatted I noticed that the land on the other side of the estuary (where the River Thames joins the sea) was extremely visible.
I am convinced that there has been a subtle shift in the land, during my lifetime, that has affected this. As a child I remember being able to see a faint hint of something on the horizon. Later, a few bigger buildings could be seen, but now look at it! OK you are probably dreadfully underwhelmed by this, but it is a big thing for me and this is my blog, so please show how impressed you are in the comments section! :-)
OK, I accept that wise decision.
Last night I took a long route home. The weather was nice and I had to call on the guitarist in my band to collect copies of his recordings of the band and to get a new, shiny metal control panel for my slowly developing Flying V bass.
The route home took me through where we used to live, which was a strange experience - haven't been back there for about 9 years. A lot has changed and a lot is still very familiar. I felt oddly like a tourist, to be honest!
On the way back along the beach, I noticed that a lovely sunset was developing and had to stop several times to take pictures. I have been experimenting with the exposure time on my camera and like the results
NOW tell me you are not impressed!