Month: August 2022

  • Master Key!

    Sasha was demolishing something outside and I thought it might have been the plastic container I use for the DDs so I got up to investigate. She was demolishing something but not the container so instead of going back to bed, I decided to get up. Having readied the dogs, except for Obi who wasn’t…

  • Hope Yet?

    Luis wanted to go out but had to shove Isabella out of the way to do so. I had to get up to open the gate but he was very quickly back in unlike his wretched brother who seems to take forever. Wakeup time soon arrived so we were soon on our way. There had…

  • Visitors

    I drank tea before bed so there were a couple of extra Stand Hours during the night. We were out into a warmer morning with the sea gently lapping the shore and a good crop of Sunday night fast food containers in the waste bins. I picked up the packets as Isabella chased the cast…

  • Scraps

    Sunday morning arrived almost quietly with a small child having a meltdown around five. I was awake anyway. It looks like a family is in one of the large rental tents upstream of me and they are here for a little while. From whence came the bawling child I suspect. Our doggy walk was enjoyable…

  • Office 2019

    At around ten forty-five I wanted to go to sleep so sent a message to Bona to that effect. I suggested they might have Maya back the next day. I went to bed but, despite all of the earlier activity, Sasha and Maya still had plenty of energy so I banished them to the SDC…

  • Following dire warnings of flood and pestilence, there were a few raindrops, some distant thunderclaps and that was it! We woke, quite early, to a fine but cool morning definitely deserving of a t-shirt full time. Our walks were uneventful but enjoyable, the second being extended back to Plakaki with the Serbian woman and her…

  • New Loo

    I don’t think I bled on my clean sheet but it was really only a graze. The most annoying thing I discovered once on my feet was that my big toe was hurting as the result of contact with the tarmac yesterday. We left but progress was limited due to my poor sore toe. After…

  • POS

    I awoke to a forgotten sound, that of raindrops falling on the metal roof above the van. Initially, the rain easily persuaded me to stay in bed even though it wasn’t very hard. When it became lighter, then stopped altogether I had no cause to dawdle. It was coming up to six when we crossed…

  • A Change in the Weather

    I’d forgotten to charge my watch; it was on the cradle all night so I was awakened by my phone which required looking at to get it to stop. All this hi-tech activity first thing in the morning! It was a lot cooler so I was half-wearing my T-shirt over my back and shoulders. There…

  • Up with the lark and before the alarm, just, and we were out and running by five-fifteen or near offer. Still a couple of cars in the beach car park and only one tent on The Promontory. It was warm but not terribly well illuminated as the moon is beginning to reach the final days…

  • St Christophe(r)

    The night was sweaty even though the fan was running from bedtime. We went out to an almost empty beach but there were a few cars in the car park. We later found a couple of tents scattered about the Promontory but no signs of real life as we know it. There were no excitements…

  • Official Visitors

    Calm and still with just one tent lurking at the southern end of the Big Beach. It seemed quite warm on an airless morning. Even Venus appeared to be having problems getting over the mountain and the moon was doing its best for its size. I noted some activity around one of the waste bins…

  • Crazy Day

    I was nicely asleep in my boudoir when suddenly awakened due to barking dogs. Namely, Fido and Luis. Luis is happy to join in with anyone and Fido was barking due to a firework display which included plenty of bangs. Luckily, Fido doesn’t live in Ukraine or he’d never stop barking. Other dogs were barking…

  • There was no more sound from my local radio station so I reckon they went out and came back late. I didn’t hear another squeak all night. Only some gentle snoring which I’m quite used to. I turned off the alarm before it went off so we were out in good time without hopefully waking…

  • It was late when I went to bed, for me at least. The neighbours were already quiet so I was creeping around trying not to make a racket. Only a week or so more and there should be fewer tent rentals hopefully so no one next to the North Wall. One of the advantages of…

  • Francesco’s Little Adventure

    Morning arrived clear and bright with plenty of moonlight but cooler too. Most of the cars had gone although a van and a pickup were near to the entrance of the Promontory. I slightly changed our normal route in and out to compensate for this. Only Fido, Isabella and Skinny made it to the end…

  • The Holiday!

    Fido needed to stretch his legs during the night so I was hanging around at three waiting for him to return. He wasn’t long so I was able to get back to bed and to sleep before it was time to get up again. I beat the alarm again and so we were on the…

  • An Idle Day

    The night passed quickly with few interruptions. I was awake before the alarm so had feet on the floor when it went off. We were out the gate soon after into a moonlit field. Far more vehicles and tents decorated the track along the beach and a pickup with a young couple had not long…

  • Mediterranean Cruise

    It was still as we hastened up the Promontory towards the rocks, not a breath of air. I was keen to keep going as I’d arranged to meet up with the Italian guy to test out his small electric outboard motor. He’d mentioned nine a couple of times during our conversation however knowing he was…

  • Holiday Weekend Begins

    Friday began just after five as I was slightly ahead of the alarm. I woke up warm in the night despite the fan but felt a little cooler later. Having a fan in ones bedchamber is a bit of an advantage. The dogs were quickly saddled up so we were out on the Promontory under…

  • Early Start And Full Moon

    I went to bed quite early so was awake correspondingly early as well, so I decided to get up and take out the dogs. Part of that decision was made by the dogs who were all up for it. I think we were out of the gate around four-thirty in the end. There was a…

  • Turtle Activity

    I remembered to change the alarm time so I was out of bed just before 05:05. It was dark and not yet moonlit as we crossed the field. I pinged Luis a few times to make sure he was paying attention and so that he might know I was on his case. He kept up,…

  • Moving Back

    I was awake quite early for some reason but didn’t go back to sleep so got up at 05:10 to start the day. We were out of the gate before five-thirty and gazing at the stars. Just that little bit earlier makes all the difference. Venus is still present however I’ve lost track of the…

  • Noisy came to take Sasha for a walk just as I was dispensing food and I suspect that, much as she’d enjoy a walk with him, her priority might be with the food. I asked him to come back in ten minutes which I knew would be plenty of time for her to guzzle down…

  • Lazy SunDay

    There were a couple of gusts as we walked up the Promontory but I hadn’t really studied the forecast so didn’t know what to expect. Most dogs soon arrived for some biscuits to provide strength to cross the rocks. Some fishing boats were in the distance and Venus was floating over the mountains. We crossed…

  • Books, Laundry…

    It was completely still when I woke up so I jumped out of bed and we were soon off into the darkness. I think it was 05:30. Only one car was parked in the beach car park and virtually the same collection along the beach road. It was warm enough not to require a shirt…

  • Fresh Figs!

    I was tied up with the second episode of the WWI series which I’m watching on Curiosity Stream. I’d planned to go back to Mumbai but decided to go to bed instead. It was around ten and I didn’t have any problem falling asleep. I still failed to achieve my goal of getting up a…

  • 4Bl, 3Br and 1W

    My entertainment was a continuation of a series on the Indian railways based around Mumbai. This episode, the reporters are going on a long-distance trip and seeing how the station handles the trains when they arrive back. India is a sizeable country so the trains cover quite a few km. The Indian railways were built…

  • Happy Birthday Maria 25 Today!

    I watched another interesting documentary on Curiosity Stream, this time about everything that goes into producing meals on aeroplanes. London Heathrow was the airport being served by the company which supplies thousands of meals to many different carriers. Like most people, I’d never really considered the logistics of providing meals on a long-haul flight for…

  • I sat outside watching a very interesting documentary on Curiosity Stream about Volvo’s quest to make their trucks safer. It featured a stunt with Jean-Claude Van Damme standing between two Volvo trucks as they gradually moved apart leaving him at full stretch between them. Only with the advanced driving functions of the Volvo trucks would…

  • Some fearful event brought Isabella over her compound fence: she was sitting nervously next to me between the fan and the chair. I explained that she is a far better door than a window but eventually she lay down so that some of the air got as far as me. I left her and Sasha…