Wednesday 21 September 2011

Old posts from the past - grumbles about the boatmen

On the 8th September 1961...

… Sunny day.

We crossed to Martinshaven at 0845 hours. I went in to Marloes for stores. A large number of Swallows were flying E. along Marloes peninsula. 2 Choughs near West Hook farm, Shirley saw a Buzzard over Martinshaven.

We returned about 1030 hours, stocked up now for about a fortnight at least.

Alfred returned today and brought a total of 38 visitors including two dogs and two tortoises (being carried in a box)!!!! Again people were grumbling that it wasn't worth coming just after 1300 hours and leaving at 1400 hours, he took the ones who landed first at 1500 hours, a most strange arrangement.

P. Pearson landed 11 from his motor boat at Welsh Way, they left about 1630 hours, after one and boiled a kettle on the S.Haven driftwood beach.

A yacht and 2 other motor launches came into S.Haven during the afternoon, no one landed though.

Alfred brought Miss Havard Rae Jones and one female to stay the night at the chalets, he has gone back to Milford, after arranging for the Edwards to call tomorrow for the two visitors. He obviously doesn't intend to come tomorrow, good or bad weather, although he knows full well that there are people due for the chalets. Most unreliable, thank god and the W.W.F.S. that we have a boat and are entirely independent of Alfred.

Owing to interruption with boats I could only skin and dissect 7 today.

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