Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Saturday, 19 September 2020
The Covid era New Normal looks to require greater sacrifice than the wearing masks to the beach. Infection rates are on the climb across Europe. Although perhaps we are paying the price of low compliance, to social distancing and mask wearing advice, earlier in the summer. In the UK, the rule of six has been implemented and further restrictive measures seem likely. Where is the balance point to be found in the teetering seesaw triangle of health, liberty and wealth?
Friday, 18 September 2020
The surf rolls onto the beach, in the outer harbour. Our spell, of north easterly force seven winds, has extended its stay - beyond the forty eight hours originally forecast..
Thursday, 17 September 2020
The fishing fleet are back alongside early today. The forecast force seven north easterly has begun to blow.
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
They stand stock still, heads down. A motionless embodiment of dejection, amid a wheeling commotion of wailing sirens and gesticulating police. Four young men. Would be migrants to the United Kingdom. Two cling close together, guarding a forlorn plastic sack of clothing. Brothers perhaps. Friends, at least. Two others stand apart. Alone.
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Boulogne basks in a Mediterranean heat wave. Shutters are closed, to prevent rooms becoming saunas. The streets are still. People seek shade.