Archive: August 21st, 2004

Sunshine state of mind

I’m taking a flight from Gatwick to Orlando first thing tomorrow. Jessica and I will be spending the next two weeks in Florida.

Apart from a brief foray to The Keys, we plan to spend most of the time in what is possibly the oldest settlement in the United States, Saint Augustine.

We’ll have WiFi at the beach house where we’re staying so you can expect plenty of updates about eating shrimp, swimming in the ocean and wrestling alligators.

Not waving but drowning

Looking at the unusually large waves being churned up on the shore of Brighton’s beach yesterday put me in mind of a particularly descriptive line from Joyce:

"Isn’t the sea what Algy calls it: a great sweet mother? The snotgreen sea. The scrotumtightening sea."

waves crashing on the beach with the palace pier in the background