Lottie earlier this evening, five weeks old now and just too damned cute.
So I went outside and pointed my phone at the sky, zoomed in to the 10x maximum optical zoom available, and got a white blob.
So, not expecting much, because I'm still in the old school mindset where you never zoom in beyond the digital but instead use the best optical zoom you have and then crop down from there if you have to, I thumbed the zoom up to just shy of the maximum 100x digital zoom available and pointed at the sky again.
And got what you see above. Hardly perfect, but even so . . .
They've come an awful long way in recent years, these little perpetual memory eyes we all keep in our pockets these days.
It's been busy, the last few days.
When we turned up to play on Saturday afternoon, we were met at the door by Charlotte, led through to the back garden and (re)introduced to her Elaine with a "Mum, your birthday present's here!"
I don't think I've ever been somebody's birthday present before. It was fun, they are a lovely family with some lovely friends, and a great gig. The sun shone, the band played, people danced and, to the best of my knowledge, nobody in the surrounding neighbourhood complained about the noise.
It was an early start and an early finish though, in deference to said neighbours, so by 2200 I'd dropped the band's trailer off back at Dad's, temporarily stowed my own guitar and amp in his garage, then he and I headed straight back down the motorway to the boat.
Sunday 1st May: Portishead to Cardiff
(18.7 miles, 3 hours 24 minutes underway)
Light rain was forecast to stay with us through till about 1600, accompanied by a westerly, backing to the south west, of around 10 knots set over the ebb of a 13.2m spring tide.
There's no point in having a sail boat if you don't sail her.
On the approach to Welsh Hook, we put a short tack in to take us back towards the Clevedon shore. We were still early on the tide, with about 8m still to fall, but the sand banks of Bedwin Sands and Welsh Hook in particular have caught more than a few boats out on a falling tide in their time, and I didn't want to add to their number.
Monday 2nd May: Cardiff to Portishead
(17.8 miles, 3 hours 27 minutes underway)