OH's son, P, my stepson who lives close to us, (the only one of our four children who does) loves to go fishing. He and a friend have a boat and, as well as work and family commitments, frequently take part in fishing competitions, sometimes going off to other resorts. This morning however there was a competition being held locally and he told us they would be launching their boat at 8.30 am. We looked out of our front windows just after 8 am and saw that the fishermen were beginning to congregate on the beach ready for launch. OH walked down to the jetty to see what was going on and I went out and stood on our balcony. Tide was high at 8.30 and off they all went, having to be back by 2 pm when it would begin to ebb.
Meeting on the beach
First in the water
Coming home again just before 2 pm
The Welsh coast is in the distant background
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A lovely morning but very chilly at 8.30, well it is January, but I could hear birds chirping as well as the ever present seagulls. It was such a pleasure to stand there and watch the comings and goings, not only on the beach, but by then there were lots of walkers about, many with their dogs. I am so looking forward to the warmer weather. I'm as sure as I can be that we are going to be very happy here.
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