Stuff Report – 2 July 2014

Steps taken: 5,720

We had a quick trip to Porthcawl this morning, for a walk along the seafront, and the traditional pause for a coffee and a Welsh cake, of course.

The tide was in, and there were lots of people fishing from the pier:

Gone fishing

Gone fishing

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/640s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 400
Location: 51° 28.4676′ 0″ N 3° 42.0665′ 0″ W
Taken: 2 July, 2014

Not to mention boats in the marina:

Ready to go fishing

Ready to go fishing

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/450s
Focal length: 52.7mm
ISO: 400
Location: 51° 28.4955′ 0″ N 3° 42.105′ 0″ W
Taken: 2 July, 2014

But not a lot of actual boat-related movement:

Navigation aid. Probably

Navigation aid. Probably

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/4
Shutter speed: 1/3800s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Location: 51° 28.453′ 0″ N 3° 42.0845′ 0″ W
Taken: 2 July, 2014

Though there was a bit of cabaret provided by these guys. What they were trying to do was get the boat onto the trailer, secure it and drive the vehicle with the trailer and boat up the ramp. Well, they got the boat onto the trailer. Then the truck moved forward, leaving the boat and trailer behind, as the trailer hadn’t been properly attached. They then had fun getting the boat (still attached to the trailer) back to the ramp….

Recovery

Recovery

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/340s
Focal length: 50.5mm
ISO: 400
Location: 51° 28.4676′ 0″ N 3° 42.072′ 0″ W
Taken: 2 July, 2014

But they got there in the end…

Further inland, I was quite impressed with this tasteful bit of public art, which I like to think of a as a rocking seahorse, or possibly a sea rockinghorse, but is apparently called The Secret History.

The Secret History

The Secret History

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/550s
Focal length: 18mm
ISO: 200
Location: 51° 28.6349′ 0″ N 3° 42.2454′ 0″ W
Taken: 2 July, 2014

And that concludes today’s weightless report. Normal[1] service will resume shortly. Quite possibly tomorrow, even!

[1] For an arbitrarily “Losing it” value of “normal”

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