The call came at five to twelve… five to midnight. Senior Son and friend were stuck on the beach. Yes, in their wrong minds they’d decided a front-wheel drive had morphed into an all terrain vehicle. That’s what happens when city children never get exposed to the realities of off-road life. Oh well, out of bed was the only option.

I glanced at the phone… temperature, 1 deg C… real feel, minus 4 deg C! Yep… winter was on the way. So, Junior Son grabbed some timbers and we went off to the beach… but not before I remembered to take the camera. Also, I had to promise the good lady that I wouldn’t do anything physical. Why? My back… to put it plainly, is stuffed! That’s what you get from doing house moves!

We soon found the lads… I poked the camera out the window. No, I wasn’t going to get out of the car… far too cold for that lark! And oh boy, dark! Here’s a shot of the lads as seen in the car’s headlight… yes, I know they’re headless… there’s a certain irony in that, don’t you think?

The dark... getting stuck on a beach on a winter's night! Not a cute idea!!

So… while I was sitting there waiting for the men to extricate themselves from the horrors of soft beach sand, two thoughts arrived. Yep, it would be totally pointless to suggest the thoughts dawned… I mean, it was in the dark of night. OK, sorry… back to the epiphany moments…  it was dark, so… take a few photos of the stars? Yes, why not? I mean… not many hours before Ailsa’s travel challenge had arrived… dark! So… as usual… I wish you well on this Monday… and hope you can see Orion… and a smattering of beach in the car’s headlights!

Orion... in the dark of the night! As seen from a little beach north of Arklow, Co Wicklow, Ireland!

PS – If you’re wondering, they got out pretty promptly… but not before I reminded them that there is no pill for stupid!

PPS – The red light in the bottom left is not a star, or planet, or plane… it’s a navigation beacon on one of the wind turbines off the coast…

PPPS – Yes, I tweaked the photo slightly, to brighten the stars…

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16 Responses to DARK!

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  2. Miriam says:

    Ah, the joys of parenthood and the silliness of youth. 🙂 Sadly I have to say I’ve been there myself, (bogged that is) though it was many many years ago.

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  3. Osyth says:

    Kids! Oh my heavens how they try us …. we bring them into the world, we nurture them and we teach them well and they can still leave us speachless with their foolhardy ways and we would NOT have them any other way, right? I love the picture of the stars – those little twinklers can never fail to beguile 🙂

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  4. travel460 says:

    En van my kant af, gelukkig is daar nog ñ pa wat kan uithelp in nood. Wat eintlik maar altyd beskikbaar is vir ons kinders. Dis flippen donker by julle.


    • aj vosse says:

      Ja… pa geniet nogal om te help, al hoop hy die kinders sal ‘n bietjie meer begin dink!
      Donker ja… maar een van die dae kom daai groot, groot vol maan op… nou dat ons hier by die see is gaan ek seker maak ons kry fotos… as die wolke help! 😉

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  5. Sabiscuit says:

    Have enjoyed the tweaks. The stars came out brightly. Have a bright week ahead. xo

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  6. Toortsie says:

    As dit nie gebeur het nie, het jy nie ‘n storie gehad om te vertel nie! 🙂


  7. de Wets Wild says:

    Nou wonder ek watse dom dinge het Pa Vossie aangevang toe hy daardie ouderdom was?


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