Harwich is a town about 12 miles from where I live and is where I went to school for four years. It's a town with a lot of history (I've put in a Wikipedia link rather than type it all out) but which has become a bit neglected in the last 30 or so years, especially Dovercourt, which is the town that adjoins Harwich.
I had a reason for going to Harwich early. I wanted to park in the car park near the beach and watch the Stena Britannica ferry setting out on her daily trip to Holland. It was a bit of a hazy morning (I got to Harwich around 9am) but I enjoyed myself for 30-40 minutes playing with my camera:
|Sailing past Felixstowe Docks|
|Heading out to sea|
|Turning towards the open sea|
|Off she goes|
|Low Lighthouse (now a museum)|
|A bit quirky and I've no idea why it's there!|
|An old but now disused school|
|The Electric Palace cinema*|
|A fisherman (lobsters or crabs, I think) preparing for a day's work|
It was nice to get out and about in the fresh air, snapping at things that caught my eye.
*The Electric Palace (Wikipedia link) was one of the first purpose-built cinemas in Britain.
It's a nice sunny day here, so I'm going to chance putting some washing on the line. As it's the half-term school holidays, I suspect I shall have some help in the form of DD2. First though, we need to take Jess for a walk and later we'll be going shopping. There may be a Hallowe'en costume being bought if Tesco have one in DD2's size. She's going to a birthday party tomorrow afternoon and some of the children are apparently going to be dressing up in Hallowe'en costumes so I'll ask her if she wants to as well. I'm also hoping to do some more black knit, knit, knitting. I'm about two-thirds of the way up the second sleeve of my Puffin sweater. I'm hoping to have it finished by tomorrow evening and then I'll swatch the yoke part as some people on Ravelry have commented that they went down a needle size to get a better fit.