17 April 2012


Today three hours walking into the wind like a demented street mime was interspersed with three hours being blown back down the sea wall,... how much fun can you have in Gloucestcestcestcesteravonshire? One Sandwich Tern, two Whitethroat, 28 Kittiwakes, three Whimbrel, 10+ Wheatears and 20+ Swallows all appeared in front of the optics for varying amounts of time, largely depending on whether they were going with, or against, the sprightly breeze. The showers were mostly dodged, those that weren't were met with a stoicism of which, though I say it myself, Zeno* would have been proud.

*Zeno, Joseph H. (1919-1992), Washington Redskins 1942-1945 and Boston Yanks 1946-1947; not to be confused with Zeno of Citium (334-262 BC), philosopher of Phoenician origin, who didn't play for any NFL 'franchise' as far as I know.

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