Everywhere was very windy today, and Dungeness was too. It was fine walking away from the wind but walking back the other way was an eye streaming and ear aching experience! There were lots of gruesome finds on the beach today-gruesome and smelly. I found a bird skull-which still had some fleshy parts on, and I did pick that one up. I have just been boiling it with washing liquid and now the flat smells very bad and I am quite unpopular with Andy, though the cats don't seem bothered! I have put it outside to cool off and then I will see what to do with it tomorrow. Most of the smelly things stayed where they were though.
This is just pretty rather than gruesome.
Small Eyed Ray or a Thornback Ray. I wish I had turned it over to have a look at its top side. I think they are also called Skate, and are the fish that produce all those egg sacs and mermaid's purses.
This Cuttlefish has strange sharp, purple marks in it. Not sure what they are.
A single crab leg.
This piece for example, which caught my eye because of the OFFSHOR and SEA wording.
Not sure what this is. Maybe a root.
The underside of whatever this is has a very pretty spotty pattern on, like delicate lace curtains or that spotty glass you get in bathrooms.
It had some very ugly but endearing gargoyles.
I liked the bike parked in front of the wall. It reminded me of France.
New Romney is one of the Cinque Ports, and I think this coat of arms is related to that. I am not sure though, as some of them have boats instead of the back end of the lions. I have just spent an interesting half hour looking at lots of information about them but it is too much to share here!
Lemon cake and proper Earl Grey tea in bone china cups. Delicious! Andy had Assam and chocolate cake.