For more recents views see here from AXOTA
And here from Trevor walker here
Beautiful harbour scene, Peter! Greetings, Anne
Thank you Anne
Looking at the picture again I have noticed for the first time that there seems to be a small child in a dingy. The child does not have a life jacket and does not seem to have anyone in attendance.
A little unsettling!
Best Wishes Peter
Yes, indeed, I also see a small person in a tiny dingy when zooming in! That's dangerous! Hopefully, no accident occurred! Best wishes, Anne
It is interesting that it is only dangerous to us, today. 20 to 30 years ago we did things with our kids (that I shall not publicize here) that would be considered reckless today (including letting them play in our inflatable, behind the boat).
The US TV series Mad Men - an intelligent series about Madison Avenue executives set in the 60s or 70s - makes use of this disconnect often by illustrating those changing rules through examples. Look out for it if you get the chance.
Those days we looked for opportuntiies, these days we see consequences.
Thanks for letting me rant Peter
I don’t think that series reached us over here.
Yes the times have changed!
Best wishes, Peter
I have heard others comment on just the same thing recently! But at times I am not sure - just saw a small tyke riding down the road on an electric toy vehicle with no one in sight! But in general I think you are right.
Hopefully the water was shallow here and the child was a young salt and just fine! :)
WARNING do not enter the above site Peter
it may be carrying a virus ;>)
My first reaction on seeing this photo is shocking!!
To think, in 20 years from a bustling productive fishing port with so many working vessels, to a sterile, deserted harbour!! This photo speaks a thousand words.. Many thanks for posting this historical record of how things were ;.)
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Photo taken in Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK