3 October 2018

Pirate

 A month ago we were in Suffolk, lovely Suffolk with its big yellow sun beaming down. We took the rowing boat ferry from Walberswick across the mouth of The River Blyth and then we walked into Southwold.

At the end of the pier I asked Shirley to snap a picture of me looking through a hole in the "I Walked the Planks" set. There I am at the end. Pirate Pudding in my blue and white breeches grasping  my cutlasses! Avast me hearties!

There's nobody looking out of the other face holes and that's a shame. If I could I would have stuck a couple of bloggers in there - Red and Jenny - hardy Canadian pirates. Together we'd have marched into Southwold terrorising the day trippers and demanding free beer and fish and chips from terrified townspeople.

I thought you might like to see what Waterlogue has done with the top picture:-
And here's a fairly unexceptional photograph  I took of Orford Ness lighthouse:-
 And here's that same picture after the "Waterlogue" treatment, using the "streamlined" option:-
Ah well, I think it's time to get up off my fat arse to make bolognese sauce for this evening's meal. I guess that's something that real pirates never had to do. They were too busy swinging from the rigging or dipping their hands into treasure chests bursting with pieces of eight.

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  1. You make a good pirate. But your smiling face is not scarred enough. And your teeth are too good. Scurvy, the Pox and the Yellow Jack would have left their marks by now, if you were lucky to still be alive. I know, because I were a pirate which it's a hard life, it be.

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    1. Oh arrr. I ave 'eard of thee Kixi Kate - scourge of the seven seas!

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  2. Jack Sparrow would be jealous. Be careful he doesn't make you walk the plank!

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  3. Well, pirates usually had a cook aboard, didn't they? In German pirate stories, he is always called Smutje.
    The last picture looks like a hand-painted water colour. I like it a lot. Maybe I should try and make one of one of my favourite places, Fountains Abbey.

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    1. E-mail me one of your best Fountains Abbey pictures and I'll Waterlogue it for you and send it back. It will be my pleasure.

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  4. the coloring can make some twisted images! Well I won't go into too much detail.

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    1. I hope you're happy with your pirate outfit Red.

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  5. Somebody is having way too much fun for a Wednesday! I have that app too and I love it.

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    1. Is it illegal to have fun on a Wednesday? It's a great app isn't it?

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  6. You make a nice pirate! Is that your keg of beer you are holding on to there? I like what you did to the lighthouse with the Waterlogue filter.

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    1. I should have looked more closely Bonnie!

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  7. LOL! I notice the girl pirate gets to look after the treasure! I also notice you didn't suggest anyone for the parrot face. Perhaps Olga would agree to fill in? She's not a blogger but she's close :)

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    1. Silly me! I didn't spot the parrot. I would choose John Gray's Winnie instead!

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  8. I had to save that first picture and then crop way down to your face to see what you looked like. Imagine my surprise! You look quite jolly and rather than a balding head with a white fringe I see brown bangs! Quite dashing, young fellow. Now, about that Yorkshire Bolognese sauce . . .

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    1. Bologna is of course a Yorkshire city located between Parma and Genoa just north of Sheffield.

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  9. It's quite scary what computers can do these days, artists will become redundant.

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    1. It certainly feels that way. Somehow Waterlogue seems like cheating.

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