Congratulations to Sarah Outen, who has landed in Mauritius after her record breaking row across the Indian Ocean from Australia.
On Saturday, I went to back to visit my previous Wwoof hosts and help them take their exhibits to the local village show.
I also entered one of the photographic categories – ‘A snow scene’ with the image that I use as my gravatar. As you can imagine, this photo looks a lot more impressive as a 10×8.
My photo won second prize, the first going to a rather ordinary shot that I would have been embarrassed to enter, in fact, the only thing it had going for it was that it had been taken by the gentleman who sponsored the category……………….
I got back to Forest Row quite late because the buses from Brighton were all delayed due to the traffic congestion caused by the Gay Pride march.
To get from Forest Row to Ditchling involves using 2 buses (2 different bus companies) and the return trip cost £8.30. I could buy a ticket with MetroBus that would take me all the way to Worthing for less than that! Why don’t people use public transport I wonder?
As you can see, I have finally found out how to change the ridiculous default font size that WordPress use, why they think that anyone wants to write/read a blog with script that small, I can’t imagine.
Also on the geek front, I have been using Google Chrome for just over a week now, and I must say i‘m very impressed. I got fed up with Firefox crashing all the time. Chrome looks very odd at first, it takes a bit of getting used to not having a toolbar full of stuff you hardly ever use.
9 of your most visited sites are on the homepage and you just click on them to bring them up in a tab. For instance, my page includes both my email providers, Google search, the two blogs I visit most often, the BBC homepage and all my bookmarked sites on delicious.com.
I received this in an email from Chichester Harbour newsletter the other day:
OVER £1,000 OF FINES FOR SPEEDING IN CHICHESTER HARBOUR
Two fines totalling £1,083 were handed out to two boat owners who broke the harbour speed limit.
The first incident took place on a Saturday in May earlier this year. Mr S Hobbs of Dorking was stopped after his rigid inflatable boat (RIB) was recorded travelling at 30 knots. The Harbour speed limit is 8 knots. As the area was quiet at the time, Mr Hobbs thought he was not causing any danger to other vessels. Portsmouth Magistrates Court fined him £833 plus £250 costs.
In the second incident, on a Sunday morning in June, another RIB was stopped after it was recorded travelling at 18 knots. The offender Mr J Peters of Bursledon was travelling across Stocker Sands near the busy anchorage area of East Head. Mr Peters was ordered to pay £250 plus £500 costs by Chichester Magistrates Court.
Maybe they’ll buy a rowing boat now…..