Monday, April 21, 2008

Seaside Postcard 76: foggy days

Ramsgate comic postcard This morning's postcard dates from the 1930s - the pull-put strip of pictures includes the Winterstoke memorial, the 'new' Swimming Pool and the Harbour Cafe (now Harbour Lights restaurant) in all their shiny new deco glory...

The sky looks blue, which is more than can be said for this weekend - cold fog seemed to be the main feature, meteorologically speaking, which was completely unreasonable for a Spring weekend. It's about time the weather sorted itself out, quite frankly.

I notice there's a ship on harbour slipway gettign what looks like some serious surgery - large holes being cut in the sides, leaving a nice view right through the cargo section. Simple plate replacement, or conversion to something more unusual requiring side access? Not a clue, but I'll be interested to see what they do next. I may be an ignorant landlubber, but I can find anything interesting if I try!

We went to Detling (the Kent Showground) for the Detling Antiques Fair. Fighting our way through the fog, we still seemed to find a way of spending three hours and too much money on unnecessary collectibles. Oh it was just terrible. Awful. And now we have to go back to the next one. A bit of sunshine would certainly have helped the hardy souls trading outside beside their caravans and campers - we noted stallholders from Newcastle (on tyne AND under lyme) as well as Netherlands license plates, so I hope it was worth the effort. We did our bit to make sure it was, god knows...

ship repairs in Ramsgate

ship repairs in Ramsgate

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