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So ends a fair weekend in wrath


So after two lovely days of long weekend, a day of thunder and rain. Sucks to be a vacationer, but I was glad of a day of snooze and indolence.

And so I give you Dungeness lighthouse in rain. Dungeness — AKA the Fifth Quarter — the whole of the sticky-outy bit of South Kent is for sale.

Most of it, anyway. Much to the consternation of those who love it. This includes us, though we are too far away to visit very often.

Still, not to worry. It bounds a nuclear power plant, a nature reserve and a lighthouse. It’s not going to see any development in my lifetime.


Comment from Nina
Time: September 1, 2015, 1:45 am

I’ll write out the check tomorrow.

It’ll bounce to the moon, but it’d be mine for one glorious picosecond. 🙂

Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: September 1, 2015, 3:43 pm

It would take a lot of clarified butter to cover the whole place.

Comment from mojo
Time: September 1, 2015, 7:06 pm

“…chair of the Dungeness residents’ association…”

Uh-oh. Rent-seekers ahoy.

Comment from mojo
Time: September 1, 2015, 7:07 pm

“Schwartfeger added that businesses operating on the Dungeness Estate, including the pub, two lighthouses, several catering businesses and the local fishing fleet, would “all be affected by any sale”.”

Yeah, you’d have a new landlord.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: September 1, 2015, 8:22 pm

The landscape is glorious, but I’m from the Texas panhandle. I like windswept, barren, lonesome, hard-scrabble land, and it’s got that whole English Channel going for it, too.

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