Tuesday 13 March 2012: Someone Else's Boat
Mr. L was off with his Other Woman again for most of the day. I did call down to visit the boatyard in the afternoon and soon found myself accompanying him to the DIY store to exchange some bolts that were the wrong size. On the way back we stopped to pick Immy up from school and, because we were coming from the opposite direction from my usual route, we parked on the other side of the road so I thought I'd better go up and loiter near the school gates and find Immy as she came out. I don't think she was very impressed.
"Why are you waiting here?"
"Because Dad's here too and we've parked on this side of the road - "
"Oh no! I can't walk with you - I'll look like such a loser!"
And with that she was gone, ducking ahead of me to find the car and dive inside!
Then we had to drop N. and the bolts back to the boatyard before being despatched again to pick up a late lunch for him and Jonathan. When we arrived back with the food, I thought I'd take some photographs but really, now that she is 'high and dry' in the boatyard, The Other Woman looks fairly uninspiring! So I pottered about taking pictures of Immy swinging on the travel hoist; a young cormorant standing in a muddy puddle outside the boatyard; and other boats in various states of repair or decay. I've settled on this one as I like all the colours and textures and it reminds me of the sketches my husband used to do when he was younger (he spent a great deal of time in boatyards when he was growing up!) However, as alibaba has said that The Other Woman looked like a crime scene the other day, I've uploaded a pic of her here today! One day - in about a year, I'm told - she will look sleek and wonderful and we will all be stunned and amazed. Watch this space!
Talking of crime scenes, as Immy and I were leaving the supermarket (of stainless steel sculpture in the carpark fame) yesterday, we noticed a commotion, a small knot of people and Police incident tape across the street. I assumed there had been an accident, but it seems that a 44-year-old man had murdered a 37-year-old woman (his partner) and then driven with her body in the car to Nelson Police Station, walked in and given himself up. He appeared in court this morning. How horrible. All among the hills and seagulls and sunshine.