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photoblog image Morston Quay 5/5

Morston Quay 5/5

A proper ‘Boat Friday’ posting for a change from Morston Quay in Norfolk. Whilst some of the little boats marooned at low tide had seen better days these two looked to be in fine condition and well looked after.

  

                                                                                                                                                                                                    photoblog image Tony Allum.jpg

 

 

Tony Allum - aged 75 years

 

I've sadly heard that one of my three closest friends from back in the day passed away on Monday after a long illness. The four of us have had some great times together over the years, firstly when young men and then with our wives later on as well, and are still in touch after 50+ years. Mine and Maureen's thoughts go to Jenny, Justin and Samantha.

Morston Quay 5/5

A proper ‘Boat Friday’ posting for a change from Morston Quay in Norfolk. Whilst some of the little boats marooned at low tide had seen better days these two looked to be in fine condition and well looked after.

  

                                                                                                                                                                                                    photoblog image Tony Allum.jpg

 

 

Tony Allum - aged 75 years

 

I've sadly heard that one of my three closest friends from back in the day passed away on Monday after a long illness. The four of us have had some great times together over the years, firstly when young men and then with our wives later on as well, and are still in touch after 50+ years. Mine and Maureen's thoughts go to Jenny, Justin and Samantha.

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 14 Apr 2017, 02:19
Love the image, Brian...I am very find of estuaries which, in Thailand, usually also have mangroves.

Sorry to hear of your loss of such a long-standing friend...friends like this are extended family in reality.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, it's a bit cold for Mangroves on our east coast. We other three were all in the same year through school and Tony is 2 years older but when we first met him after leaving school it was like we'd known him for years.
I like the colors!

And, I'm very sorry for your loss, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth. We other three were all in the same year through school and Tony is 2 years older but when we first met him after leaving school it was like we'd known him for years.
They do look well cared for, Brian. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.
Brian Walbey: These were the best of the bunch Frank. For him I guess Tony is in a better place now, he had suffered from an unusual form of Dementia for several years which took its hold very slowly and he lived a normal life for a long while just appearing slightly forgetful but then he faded of course.
Pour a little water on this and off they'll go, Brian, I'm sure.

In the meantime, deepest condolences to you and your friends who have lost one of your own. We'll be seeing this more and more, I'm sure, in the years to come.
Brian Walbey: These were two of the smartest boats there that day. I'm already aware, through my friends who still live back where we all grew up, of some of our fellow colleagues from school who have now passed on.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Apr 2017, 06:35
These really do look in good nick don't they. Such a pity about your friend..
Brian Walbey: A couple of the better presented boats alid up there that day. For him I guess Tony is in a better place now, he had suffered from an unusual form of Dementia for several years which took its hold very slowly and he lived a normal life for a long while just appearing slightly forgetful but then he faded of course.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 14 Apr 2017, 06:59
I am sorry to read that you have lost such a close friend, Brian
Brian Walbey: For him I guess Tony is in a better place now, he had suffered from an unusual form of Dementia for several years which took its hold very slowly and he lived a normal life for a long while just appearing slightly forgetful but then he faded of course.
Very sad news for you Brian. My condolences

Nice bright boats today
Brian Walbey: For him I guess Tony is in a better place now, he had suffered from an unusual form of Dementia for several years which took its hold very slowly and he lived a normal life for a long while just appearing slightly forgetful but then he faded of course. The boats were two of the better ones laying up that day.
Th nearest boat is dear to my heart with those colours. Add a yellow star and it would be an Acadian flag. Love this!

I am so sad for the loss of your good friend, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thaks Mary on both counts. These boats seemed to be in good shape.
Fine paint jobs, the strong colours make this a lovely shot. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.
Brian Walbey: The best looking boats there at the time.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Apr 2017, 16:24
What sad news about your friend.
Brian Walbey: or him I guess Tony is in a better place now, he had suffered from an unusual form of Dementia for several years which took its hold very slowly and he lived a normal life for a long while just appearing slightly forgetful but then he faded of course.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Apr 2017, 21:46
Happy boat Friday one would say, except for the loss of a great friend. My condolences to you and the others in the circle.
Brian Walbey: For him I guess Tony is in a better place now, he had suffered from an unusual form of Dementia for several years which took its hold very slowly and he lived a normal life for a long while just appearing slightly forgetful but then he faded of course.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Apr 2017, 22:19
Yes, I think I'd be happy to venture out in these without thinking that I was going to head to Davy Jones' locker at any moment.

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. It makes you think about your own mortality. "There but for the grace of God, there go I".
Brian Walbey: Probably among the tidiest looking boats at the time. Tony was 2 years older than we other three who were all in the same year at school together from the age of 5 onwards so we have known each other for a very long time.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Apr 2017, 14:04
Love the composition of this wonderful picture. A choccie box.
My condolences with the loss of your friend, in my eyes much to young. It makes you realize that we should enjoy life, it can be gone in a blink of an eye. My thoughts are with you all.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. Tony was 2 years older than we other three, who were all in the same year at school together from the age of 5 onwards, so we have known each other for a very long time. We got to know Tony as a friend once we left school, we had some great times together, some better not spoken of here though, you know men in their late teens!

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