Thursday, July 08, 2010

A proper summer


Us Brits like to grumble about the weather, particularly if we can add a dollop of nostalgia at the same time. "We used to have proper summers" is a typical complaint "when it was warm and sunny for weeks on end."

Well by golly that is just what we are having in London, and I have concrete proof: I have been out kayaking four weeks in a row! And every time it was as perfectly warm as you could want and what can only be described as summery.

Above you can see Putney Bridge earlier this evening.

There were also out on the Thames some rowing boats, old wooden ones that is not the racing type, which I thought Chris would have been interested in. Alas the "water proof" bag the camera was in turned out to be "water collecting" and soon after I took the photo above the on switch made no difference.

Ah well, it was a lovely evening.

4 comments:

Baydog said...

JP: Come to NJ. You'll have all the proper summer you can handle, and then some. I've got a proper guest room too.

Pat said...

Sounds like one long "bright interval".

VW: prani

ChrisP said...

It's been a fab summer so far. Pity about the camera - I've been getting excellent results from a Panasonic DMC-FT1 which is waterproof and shockproof so you don't have to fiddle about with plastic bags.
Gotta go - rowing this morning and every day this weekend!

JP said...

I hear it is a bit hot on the East Coast at the moment ... bit humid this evening over here to be honest.

But thanks for the invite - the pics of food on your blog look very tempting!

Camera alas still no go but not fully dry yet. Will put in airing cupboard and cross fingers.