Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Poole

My plan to take a 60 mile drive to visit my younger son was scuppered today but in a good way. He surprised us by turning up at home on his day off. In my current train obsessed mood I suggested a roll along the south coast to Poole for a walk along the quay.




Poole Harbour is one of Europe's largest natural harbours and has some idyllic islands. Today the glinting water looked deceptively inviting.




The quay is lined with typically quaint English pubs. I don't go in them any more but I know where they are.




Fish and chips?

9 comments:

GEL said...

That's delightful that he surprised you! Gorgeous day there.
This is a visual treat, a bit like I was an observer on one of those benches as your family meandered along. My imagination soars...
P.S. I even already knew what "Fish and chips" are without "translation." ;)Your photos smile at us mirroring your happiness.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Yes, I would be delighted to have fish & chips with you.
I see you,
JJ

Perfect Virgo said...

SilvermOOn - yes a lovely surprise. No *translation* necessary where food is concerned! I like that you could detect the smiles in the day even without seeing them.

JJ - 2 large Cod and chips please. Salt and vinegar on those ma'am?

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Yes yes yes salt and vinegar. Thank you.
I see you,
JJ

boulies said...

Love the names of English pubs and the quaint architecture. Good idea to stay out of them though. Great shots!

Perfect Virgo said...

Boulies - very tactfully put! Yes I like them better from the outside.. The ones on Poole quay are free houses, meaning they are not tied to a particular brewery so can choose their own decoration and style (as well as beer.)

Cocaine Jesus said...

fish and chips? or, as the say up North, chips and fish. always sounds odd that way round doesn't it?
long time since i've been to poole. if memory serves me well it is typical for an english sea port.

Anna Piutti* said...

I'll take the chips and a bit of that tree, please...

Perfect Virgo said...

CJ - yes it is typical but of a small port without major shipping.

Anna - tree and chips it is then!