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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 23rd June, 2012)

Sailing Club


Sailing Club
Pennington Flash at the site of the sailing club.

Photo: Janice Freeman  (Nikon D3100 F10 1/125sec)
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Comment by: Robin Leigh on 23rd June 2012 at 00:44

Mother Nature does not like docks. If they can't be washed away, blown down or otherwise disposed of, they'll be re-cycled in situ.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 23rd June 2012 at 01:24

Judging by the state of the jetty it looks like an ailing sailing club. Good photo though. one of many shown recently.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd June 2012 at 02:42

What time of day was this taken Janice?

ISOLATION

To be alone, O God, to be alone,
And never know the touch of kindly hand;
Like some lone tree far out on barren sand
Where only nights and desert winds make moan,
Whence love and light and sympathy are flown;
To be like riven pine on blasted land,
To take no part in all earth’s struggling band,
To be alone, O God, to be alone.

To never know the common lot or part,
To hold no place in any human heart,
To pluck no flowers where love’s wide bloom is sown -
If there be hell, ’tis isolation drear,
To never know a kiss, a sob, a tear;
To be alone, O God, to be alone.

Comment by: peterp on 23rd June 2012 at 06:37

Is the landing stage safe?Looks overgrown and neglected

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 23rd June 2012 at 11:10

Good to see Leigh Pier for a change :)

Nice pic Janice.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 23rd June 2012 at 12:02

It Looks very romantic,Janice,good photo.

Comment by: Mac on 23rd June 2012 at 12:50

Leigh Pier... Good one, Oy.:D

Comment by: dirty harry on 23rd June 2012 at 18:32

must we have poetry every time a picture is put on ?

Comment by: Jonno on 23rd June 2012 at 19:11

Dirty Harry, if you dont like poetry then dont read it!

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd June 2012 at 19:53

Well said, Jonno. I love Ernest's poems.

Comment by: Janice on 23rd June 2012 at 20:07

It was taken around mid afternoon Ernest on a fairly cloudy but brightish day. A very nice part of the Wigan Borough. Yes Dirty Harry, we should have poetry - Ernest chooses some lovely verses and one should wax lyrical about our lovely english greenery. I love it when you are grumpy! ;)

Comment by: Janice on 23rd June 2012 at 20:10

Although this looks dilapidated and overgrown (adding to it's charm in my view) it was actually quite safe and this is a thriving club - there was actually a race on but I chose this quiet scene.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 23rd June 2012 at 20:47

Thanks Janice. You surprise me, as I thought either early or late and you had it all to yourself !!

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