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Where did the steps lead? - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Where did the steps lead?
Well, the first thing you notice on ascending the steps is a ship heading towards you across a foam of white summer flowers.

Duke of Lancaster

I have posted about this ship before, but that was a dismal grey day and it looked much better yesterday with a gorgeous blue sky behind it and the sun shining.

On closer inspection you can see it has been covered in artistic graffiti.

Three wise monkeys

Sunshine makes everything look better, even a graffiti covered derelict ship! For anyone new to my LJ, it's history can be found here...

Decorated ship's side

The coast by Llannerch-y-Mor. Not terribly exciting, but that must be England in the distance.

Sand bank

And what are these tall white things in the distance? I hadn't a clue, but my husband guessed what they were, namely new offshore wind-turbines under construction prior to be floated out to sea and put in position.

What are these?

A final look at the Duke of Lancaster as I head back to buy a cup of tea and a cream scone in the Abakhan cafe.

Ship's bow

Current Mood: tired tired but productive

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sartorias From: sartorias Date: June 4th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are terrific!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 4th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It did look much better in the sunshine.
gillo From: gillo Date: June 4th, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love Abakhan. It's a dangerous place for me, with my sad fabric addiction, but so much fun. Good café, too.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 4th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're building a new and even better cafe and adding a playground for children. It is so nice to see a business thriving in today's difficult financial climate.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 4th, 2013 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I went for some crochet yarn and came away with a big bag full. But I do have projects planned for all of it and it's such a long drive, that I have to make it worth my while going. :)
gillo From: gillo Date: June 4th, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the sort of reasoning I use when I come away with a sack of fabric. ;-)
birdsedge From: birdsedge Date: June 5th, 2013 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Agreed. I make a point of stopping off there on my way back from the Milford week in North Wales. Dangerous place if you're addicted to yarn as well!
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: June 4th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cool! Thank you for taking me on a little adventure...
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: June 4th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a sight, a ship coming towards you in a field of flowers! The last picture explains the mystery eh?
Ahh yes that sunshine but I like the gray too...
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: June 4th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I may have snorted soda through my nose at the chimp picture. That's awesome.
kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: June 4th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cool! I'm normally not a fan of graffiti, but this is an exception. :)
heatherp8 From: heatherp8 Date: June 6th, 2013 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
My ex and I got lost once and found ourselves in a somewhat similar location, although ours was a regular dock with quite a number of such ships tied up. It was eerie as hell. I couldn't lose "the creeps" for days afterward. it was as if I could feel the souls of those long abandoned ships reaching out to haul me in. *shivers*

Oh - and no graffiti on ours for comic - or artistic - relief.
It was a grey, gloomy, dismal day as well.

Edited at 2013-06-06 11:11 am (UTC)
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