http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/510b/id15.htm when you arrive there use the links at the top of the page to get to all the pages of pictures.
I took a short piece of video so you can get a better feel of today on the pontoons,
there is a fairly strong wind, the harbour was choppy enough to make some people feel seasick, not my children however, many thanks to the little ship owners who entertained them and gave me a cup of tea to sustain me.
Looking at the first page of pictures I am reminded of something that made me annoyed, the door to harbours magazine was open, this is a gunpowder magazine built in the mid 1700s and should be one of Ramsgate’s tourist attractions.
As it is it has been left to decay with a leaking roof and is being used as a storage shed, only in Ramsgate do we have a Royal residence owned by the council, which has nets on it to stop bits of the building falling on passers by, so I suppose this is a relatively minor desecration of our heritage by the council.
We stopped to chat with Laura who I know (Harold Macmillan who ran the government her farther served in was a friend of mine when I was younger, it’s a small world)
I think the rest is fairly self explanatory as the little ships are fairly easy to identify.
On to a rather funny little spat about the council cabinet that is happening on the blogs, Labour seem to be proposing that the council would be better run by young women, see http://thanetlab.blogspot.com/2011/05/proud-to-be-pluralist.html while the Conservatives seem to favour mature men see http://birchington.blogspot.com/2011/05/age-before-beauty.html
I should like to make it quite clear here that I prefer young women and if I ever consider supporting a particular political party this is likely to be a decisive factor
Thinking about the issue of young women I suppose the local Conservatives were discouraged by their candidate Payam Tamiz who held strong views on the subject.
The airport is also figuring on some of the blogs, see http://stopmanstonexpansiongroup.blogspot.com/2011/05/independent-consultant-doesnt-predict.html and http://in2thanet.blogspot.com/2011/05/night-flying-consultation-now-would-be.html flights over Ramsgate have been a contentious issue for some time even to the extent that some of the Manston crowd tried to implement racial apartheid here in Thanet, see http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/2009/09/kent-international-airport-night.html
Another interesting post is Nick Bateman’s A Fairy Tale of Corruption in Margate (Allegedly) see http://blogs.kentonline.co.uk/post/A-Fairy-Tale-of-Corruption-in-Margate-(Allegedly).aspx#ixzz1NlkwKNn3
I will probably ramble on when I have had a look at today’s pictures.