Hallo Ian, ich bleib lieber in "Cosy Europe" ;-) Greeting, Sepp
Nice place Ian, who knows maybe I'll visit it once. Greetings Berend
Hi Ian Stehbens, Wonderful landscape, well done
Greetings from Toronto
Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff
It sure is great to see you behind the camera, and to imagine you bringing your yacht into this Cosy Nook. I guess you'll be out on the boat now that summer is arriving.
I hope so, for it may mean that you come via Oz, and that would be good indeed.
Thanks for your visit and compliment, Anna. I am back in Brisbane so will be checking out all your uploads again soon.
Hope you have a great summer.
Cheers, Jeff. Thanks for your appreciation. I hope all is well with you.
This could be a cosy corner in the southwest of England dear Ian, or even part of the Jæren coast in southwest Norway. Beautiful, and seemingly very remote! Did you dip your toe in the water?
Warm greetings, Amelia
Very nice landscap.... BRAVO >> Ian
The water was cool - the seals loved it, and the penguins too. Yes I did get wet and had a fantastic time among the algae especially the giant kelp a little further along the coast. One of the nearby beaches was a place to go fossicking for gemstones. We found some delightfully coloured ones, but no garnets that we recognised.
One cannot go much further south in this part of the world, except to Stewart Island just beyond the horizon - so yes this is remote.
I appreciate the resemblance to the Devon and Cornwall coast, except I couldn't see any emmets!
Perhaps one could almost call this the edge of the world.
Merci beaucoup, Roland. The coasts of NZ are as special as its mountains and lakes.
I could have sworn that emmets were to be found everywhere, Ian. At least you were one of the 'grockles :)))
"Emmet" I have definitely been, but 'grockle' must have been said behind my back. In 1978, my Yorkshire friends took us on their annual pilgrimage to Lawrence's Longstone Farm at Helston, and we emmets were so crowded that one of the boorish locals driving the lanes too fast in his coupe came around a blind corner and found there was not enough room for his vehicle and mine between the stone walls. So his yellow coupe tore the side sheet of aluminium from my campervan! Damn! And I was heading off to the continent the following week! Too many emmets in Cornwall in the summer of '78! So I headed for Grock instead, with blue plastic stapled to the side. Now if a _grockle- is a tourist in Devonish idiom derived from British behaviour in Grock, Switzerland, and connotes clownish behaviour, then this Aussie in a blue plastic walled van must have surely fitted the bill, as we drove across the Tamar through Launceston's narrow streets on our way to a crossing of The Ditch before ascending to a peaceful holiday in Grock!
Today we are more likely to head to South Island after the summer school holidays.
So- Goodbye to old Cornwall and Devon forever,
Goodbye to the emmets as well,
Goodbye to the unknown old grockles
'mongst whom I once looked such a swell-
For I'm bound for Mullet-ty Bay!
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