Swimming with Sardines

Sardines

Saturday in Luz Bay. Exceedingly hot, so a cooling off in the Atlantic Ocean was needed. A shoal of sardines was around, tantalisingly close, you could almost stretch out your arm and touch them, but hey, they’re too sharp and off in a flash. Books available at Amazon  more at Trevor Burton Web

GOING FOR A SONG!

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Caught in a Trap
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Trevor Burton

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It is early morning.in Manchester. At Castlefield Basin an Elvis impersonator wakes, to find a body slumped on the back of his narrowboat. A knife is sticking out of the man’s abdomen. Fingerprints on the knife are not a match to Elvis. During police investigations, they return to find that he and the boat have disappeared.
A rich lady believes her toy-boy lover, the drummer in a rock band is stealing from her. He is found murdered one evening in the band’s dressing room. A maths student at Manchester University is leading a double life as an escort. Her body is found floating in Castlefield Basin. Is the connection the missing narrowboat?

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Caught in a Trap front cover

It is early morning.in Manchester. At Castlefield Basin an Elvis impersonator wakes, to find a body slumped on the back of his narrowboat. A knife is sticking out of the man’s abdomen. Fingerprints on the knife are not a match to Elvis. During police investigations, they return to find that he and the boat have disappeared. A rich lady believes her toy-boy lover, the drummer in a rock band is stealing from her. He is found murdered one evening in the band’s dressing room. A maths student at Manchester University is leading a double life as an escort. Her body is found floating in Castlefield Basin. Is the connection the missing narrowboat? The Gent investigates. PREORDER  Amazon.co.uk  Amazon.com

Pool Trauma

Scuba Pool

Yesterday after trauma of a leaking pool a man turned up complete with camera kit to check the pool. He spoke no English but showed us pictures of the pipes and where there might be problems. He went off to his van and came back in scuba diving kit and probed around the bottom of the pool and the skimmers some more. A bit of epoxy resin and HEY! No leakage. This not real picture, cos forgot!
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DOLPHIN WATCH

Dolphin

Been back in Algarve a few days now, a relief from the storms of the UK. One o’clock today and a tourist boat was static a few hundred yards off shore, with a smaller boat hovering alongside. Not wishing to put down my glass of chilled white wine, but curious nevertheless, I picked up my binoculars for a look see. Around the front of the boat, quite clearly in sight was a playful pod of Dolphins, a magnificent spectacle. I sat and watched for a quarter of an hour before they moved on. Alas the wine had gone warm.
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BACK TO BLIGHTY JULY 2017

Canal at Croxton

Back to Blighty.  It’s 19th July 2017. It has been cloudy, windy and wet for the last week. What a surprise in the last day or so to see such improved weather. Can’t really moan can we? But it is seriously hot for the UK at 90 degrees. Nice to spend time in the garden. All the neighbours firing up the Barbie. Still rather be in Portugal though. Oh well, come September.

SUNDOWN IN LUZ

Luz sunset 1

A balmy evening in Luz near Lagos, Western Algarve, Portugal. Facing east at the black rock in Luz bay as the sun goes down behind us in the West. The Atlantic Ocean is an azure blue and the surf rolls in. Sipping a Bombay Sapphire Gin and Tonic, with ice and lime, where else, what else? Reminds me of the song Sundown by Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot, great lyrics, hands up who can remember, click here. Sundown

Joseph Brotherton Statue

Joseph Brotherton Statue

Joseph Brotherton, 1789-1857, first MP for Salford. The Statue is sited on the Salford bank of the river Irwell, Bridge Street Manchester. Featured in Detective Fiction Novel Tangled Roots set in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire. Tangled Roots is available :-

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