event worth recording, was a trip on 22nd January down to the south
Devon coast, where a large container ship had been beached, this being
a result of damage to her in a storm. We thought it would be an
interesting sight to see, as did quite a few other people. When we
reached the shore, we found it lined with containers that had fallen
off the ship, and in breaking up, they had strewed their contents
beach. Not surprisingly, visitors were picking these up. I for one,
taking nothing away, considered most items of little value. The media
though, who were there in force, adding an extra 'angle' to their
story, described us as "scavengers". Another example in not believing
that is in the papers.
That was just a day away, but a couple of weeks later we took a little jaunt over to Dublin, I wished to draw some Euro cash out, so this could be the excuse. We drove up through Wales staying the night in Dolgellau, then onto Holyhead, here we left our car, and traveled over to Ireland on the high speed ferry. Spending two nights with our friend Geraldine outside Bray, then returning the same route. The weather for this short trip was quite unforgettable. Dead calm on the sea, and a clear sky, resulting in unbroken sunshine.