Wednesday 24th June 2020 - Two Men in a Boat and Glorious
This is going to be a quick blog, starting with seeing Fisherman Andy and his nephew Josh, coming back after a spell at sea crabbing. A few years ago, Josh spent some time in the village regularly going out with his uncle. At the time, he considered becoming a fisherman, telling us about the costs and the licence he would need to obtain, but then he took up a totally different type of work. Back for his grandmother’s funeral and going out to sea again, will he have second thoughts?
The weather has been glorious, which is the main reason why this blog is going to be a short one. We are spending a lot of time in the garden and I have found time to catch up on some small tasks indoors. We have not managed to completely stop the advances of the destructive ‘noshers’. Whether they are behind all the damage or not, there are certainly a number of slugs in the lettuces. I have been watching the sempervivums as they push up a fat spike before bursting into flower. The pond has a good population of snails, who are doing an excellent job by keeping the surfaces clean and free of algae. Peter pointed out to me a diving beetle and he rescued a black lined skimmer which was laying on the surface of the water. Resting on a stick, it dried out and eventually flew away.