My life in words and pictures

Well, mainly pictures.

Welcome to Breakfast in America

My photo journal is an eclectic mix of things; there’s no guiding theme or topic. It is whatever happens to catch my attention, what I’ve been thinking, doing, and whatever my current obsessions are. At the moment, they are clearing some of the backlog on my ‘honey-do’ list, backpacking, hammock camping, and, I’m always, taking pictures.

Recent posts

  • Martello Tower D

    Martello Tower D – one of several Martello towers on the east coast of England. Copyright © 2007 Gary Allman, all rights reserved

    one of several Martello towers on the east coast of England. They were constructed to defend the country against invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte and his armies. In total, 103 Martello towers were built between 1804 and 1812, 74 were built between 1804 and 1808 along the Kent and Sussex coast from Folkestone to Seaford, and 29 along the east coast between Point Clear near St Osyth and Aldeburgh from 1809 to 1812. The south coast towers were numbered 1 – 74 and the east coast towers were lettered A – Z. Three other east coast towers are known as AA, BB and CC. (Wikipedia).

    This is Tower D – source: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1016553 (I’m citing the source because the information is currently wrong on Wikipedia)

  • Rock ‘n ripples

    Rock ‘n ripples. Copyright © 2007 Gary Allman, all rights reserved

    Seen on the beach near Martello Tower D, north of Jaywick.

  • Groyne

    Groyne. Copyright © 2007 Gary Allman, all rights reserved

    No need to say anything else…

  • Denouement (365: 161)

    Denouement (365: 161). Copyright © 2007 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

    This morning I told Elaine I wanted a divorce.

    After the shouting and the tears, I was finally on my own. I mopped up the drink spilled and splattered on the walls when the cup was thrown, and I sat; stunned. Stunned at the reaction, and stunned that I had actually done the thing I’d wanted to do for years, and never until now had the courage or resourcefulness to do.

    It is strange when I feel the need to take a picture. This was one of those times.

  • View over Portsmouth from Portsdown hill

    The view over Portsmouth from Portsdown hill, with the English channel, Solent and Isle of Wight in the background. Copyright © 2007 Gary Allman, all rights reserved

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