Friday, 22 April 2011

England in Summer

Summer has come early this year in Southern England. We are baking at temperatures up to 26.5C. The usual smog is forming over the Thames Valley and spilling out over Kent. But it's still nice while it lasts.

This is a pic of the oyster fishery at Whistable on the North Kent coast. The old shells are dropped back into the water to provide a substrate for the attachment of larvae for the next generation of shellfish. The oyster beds here have been fished since at least the iron age.

The summer shops are opening selling all those useful things that you can't get from the Megacorps, like a 1950s TV.

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