1st: A memorable Two Towers Moonwalk yesterday, with a wonderful group of folks; hopefully see you all again soon.
2nd: About ten days ago I came home to find an answerphone message from a lady who once upon a time worked with Convoluta roscoffensis now Symsagittifera roscoffensis. If by any chance you should read this - I'd be delighted to communicate some more. Unfortunately your mobile phone number wasn't recorded fully, please try again…
3rd: The Jailers were growling this morning:
La Corbière light ~ “The herdsman of the waves” ~ Victor Hugo
Looking northeast toward La Rocco Tower ~ from Peter Manton's (1995) Jersey Weather and Tides ~ “La Rocco Tower, St Ouen's Bay, was built between 1796 and 1801 as part of the defences against Napoleon. Before the war the States let the tower out to Lady Houston, an eccentric who had a yacht with the words “Wake up England” in huge letters which were illuminated at night when anchored in the Solent. She was often seen wandering about the deck in pink pyjamas, a scandal in those days. One day a man called on her in Jersey and asked for £100,000. He left with a flea in his ear. The next day her chauffeur delivered a cheque for the full amount. It was not even in an envelope. The man R.J. Mitchell, went on to develop the Spitfire, which, arguably, saved Britain and the Free World.” I was once told that Mitchell was in a queue to leave the Island when the cheque arrived.
Purple sandpipers (Calidris maritima)