Shopping for food

Man woman cannot live by bread alone. This woman would become very bored if I had to. With this thought in my mind and a cupboard emptying faster than water in a colander I made a list on Monday and prepared to deal with the chore of shopping. Thankfully I have four large Supermarkets to the north, south, east and west of me all almost equidistant giving me the option of a choice of scenery for the journey.

Monday dawned bright and dry so I decided to go to Carrickfergus for the shopping, taking one way there and returning by another route. On my approach as the road dropped down towards Carrick, Belfast Lough glistened. β€œThe shopping could wait another hour” I thought. I headed for the car park at the harbour and took the camera for a walk.

I noticed this boat looking folorn and neglected. It was a sorry sight. Even I was more upright after a night in the pub following CreativeCamp on Saturday. I moved a little closer to get a better angle.

A gentleman saw me clicking away and told me the boat was going for scrap on Tuesday. He said it was called the Walpaul and had been filmed many years ago as part of some programme for RTE Television. Now how true this fact was I have no idea. Perhaps some of you can tell me.

As I approached it Two men were busy draining oil from the boat. Perhaps this was the reason why it lay at such an angle.

I love this last shot of the peeling paint. It would make a great starting point for a Creative Needlework design.

Surrounded with water and boats my mind turned to ‘old salts’, when into view came Captain Birdseye and I couldn’t resist…

Meet Norman! With a gentle squeeze and a great big smile I headed off to do my shopping.

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19 thoughts on “Shopping for food

  1. i haven’t been to carrick in years, been meaning to check out the castle for a while. haven’t been on a day trip in ages…

  2. @Primal – Fish fingers, eels wheels and crabs legs all added!

    @Phil – We could always have a photowalk! πŸ˜€

    @K8 – One sprat does not make a catch! πŸ™„

  3. Oh Just look at the lines on her. She really needs some looking after.

    I was once offered an old steam launch for Β£7,000…wish I’d taken up the offer..but herself said no!

  4. Magpie

    I hope that is not me you are talking about! πŸ™„

    Alas Walpaul was going for recycling/scrap on Tuesday.

  5. Judy

    I never met him before and unless I walk up and down beside the slipway, I may never meet him again!

  6. Now would I?

    Well you might go walking again! Looks like an intersting route to walk! πŸ˜‰

  7. Aww abandoned things look so pathetic don’t they. Like that odd boot you see in the middle of the road that must have fallen from some tradesman’s truck. Fear not everyone, I doubt GM is giving up her toyboys for some salty seaman!

  8. How many stressed-out mums would envy you being able to take such an interesting detour on the way to the supermarket! There’s something very romantic about boats, particularly the sedate speed of travel compared to hurtling aircraft.

  9. @Roy – He was enough to encourage me to eat fish fingers!

    @Dorothy – All the supermarkets have the same layout, so I add the variety by travelling a different route.

    @Nick – Pity it was the wrong time of day, now if the Sun was over the yardarm…! πŸ™„ I love the look, smell and sounds of old boats.

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