I've been having a hard time coming up with a post. Oh, there have been lots of things going on. Mostly they have been things that annoy me...like several stop-sign running idiots, or work. There's been a cram-load of work. Work stories bug people when they don't really care about what work someone does...so I'll spare you.
So staying on the positive side of things, as I would really rather do, I must comment that it has been delightful to walk about town without having to sidestep around tourists. It's a love hate thing with the tourists. Yep, gotta love 'em as they mean nice weather. If it's sunny and warm and, most importantly, NOT winter, they are here in droves. This time of year they thin out and that means cold, nasty weather has arrived with colder, nastier weather on the way for the next few months. To me that is not a good thing. I like warm and sunny. Oh, we'll get our sunny days to be sure. They just won't be toasty warm.
So that means what? Can't seem to have the good without the annoyance. At least that's my take on it. There may be some of you out there that don't mind having to bundle up and brave the wind and ice, rain or snow. I do. I want no more than jeans and a t-shirt, thank you. And I hate socks, too.
'A' and I walked today. It was windy and chilly. A cloudy day with the remnants of an off-shore storm. I was surprised to see a tourist bus parked in town. I bet they're sorry they dished out the bucks to stop at a dreary town where the majority of the tourist trap shops are closed during the week!
Anyway, we walked out 'the Neck' and out Tuna Wharf. I looked across to T-Wharf and saw a tourist type taking a photo of...
you guessed it, Motif #1. Supposedly the most photographed and painted building in the United States. I waved from my vantage point just beyond "that red barn" as some not-so-informed tourists have been heard calling it. Maybe she'll not notice me and email me around to all her relatives! Guaranteed not too many of the tourist folk snap the view that I did today. (see above)