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 Post subject: Re: Wardley`s Creek
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:30 am 
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Dave,

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No dig today?


I'm assuming not. The weather (despite what the Met Office was forecasting) seems to have turned out decent so far, but I haven't heard from Tracey, so I'm working on the premise that this weekend's activities are still off. Tracey seemed to be having trouble with her dongle last night (it must be her age) so possibly it's blown up altogether now.

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 Post subject: Re: Wardley`s Creek
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Ancient steps leading to the Wardleys ferry at the back of the Wardleys pub.


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Iron capstan at the end of the quayside at Wardleys Creek.


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Another view of the Wrdleys Creek quayside.


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 Post subject: Re: Wardley`s Creek
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Signpost for the Wardleys ferry (will get a closer shot next time).


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 Post subject: Re: Wardley`s Creek
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Painting of Wardleys Creek from inside the Wardleys pub (love this one).


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The sun had baked the mud hard, allowing me to get this shot. Maritime magic!


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Another view of the quayside.


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Brian - I did it - all by myself - without the help of my daughter! Now for one of me with my new book.


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Brian - I did it - all by myself - without the help of my daughter! Now for one of me with my new book. Bit big this one!


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 Post subject: Re: Wardley`s Creek
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John, excellent...although I have to admit that last photograph of that weird looking bloke's a bit frightening.

I think that's my dad's boat on the second photograph up from the bottom...the white one sticking out on the right hand side of the creek...although I could be wrong.

I think his dragon's on there as well...but again...I might be mistaken.

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 Post subject: Re: Wardley`s Creek
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This draft from my intended book on the Fylde for next spring/summer. Would welcome constructive criticism.

On Blackpool Sands (working title).

Seven or eight years old and a fascination with the sea,
Of curious Aphrodita, the magical shell of Buccinum
And the sand-cast coils of Arenicola.
The massed ranks of Pleurobrachia
Like transparent jelly babies,
Freshly washed ashore on a foam-flecked tide.
Equine excitement for the little ones
As the massed ranks of bedeck-chaired big ones -
Mums and dads, aunties and uncles and grandmas and grandads
Look on with pride.
Kids' screams and ice creams in countless hands
And jugs of tea for the sands.
Where I am, the firm, damp sand ripples are hard on the foot.
On the pier piles, masses of Mytilus mingle with the thick fronds of Fucus,
While Littorina keeps its operculum tight shut.
You can hear the sea
When you hold a shell to your ear.
Take me back - let me hold a shell to my ear
So that I might hear the sea once more.

- Ends -


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 Post subject: Re: Wardley`s Creek
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You forgot to mention the snaking tideline of half-eaten oranges and suspicious rubbery objects...

...and that's why I never get invited to any literary dos.

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Can't think of a word that rhymes with rubbery. Or oranges. Next!


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Blubbery rhymes with rubbery, still working on oranges!


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