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12 April 2014

Whatever the weather



Today Joe and I went to lunch at the Miller and Carter restaurant in Sutton Park. I have written before about Sutton Park and it's seven wonderful lakes but it is my favourite place so it's understandable that I keep bragging. There are many photographs of this place somewhere on my computer but right now I can't locate them. 

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It was a nice day to start with but the clouds soon blotted out the sunlight. Although it was quite windy the yachts were out in force. I suppose that's why yachtsmen are labelled as hardy souls. My seating position in the restaurant enabled me to see everything that was going on and what fun (!) to see a couple of yachts capsizing and the methods of righting them in roughish water. There were experts on hand to help with the procedure but they hovered while the yacht people sorted it out for themselves.

Pictures courtesy of Yachtpals.com

Oh it's great fun eating out!
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17 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That looks like a great place to have lunch - and see all the excitement!!

Mersad said...

What an amazing place. You should link this up to this weeks Friday My Town Shoot Out group blog. I love lake water, so still and calm, not like the sea water which I'm more used to, even though we also have mountain lakes here.

Ranita Sinha said...

Really a romantic place to eat out..and I also like eating outside as it atleast helps to stay away from the kitchen..

Brian Miller said...

ha and probably had a good laugh at the owners trying to get it tipped over....smiles.

Ron said...

Oh Valerie, it sounded like such a delightful day! So glad that you and Joe were able to get out and enjoy the spring weather.

Looks like a faaaabulous place to have lunch and enjoy the outside scenes.

Great photos you selected. And I LOVE that last one - HA!

Have a lovely Sunday!

X to you and Joe!

Mel said...

Whoa.....talk about interesting entertainment!! I'm glad the 2 of you got out and about. I hope this means the hubby is feeling better.

Geraldine said...

sounds like a great way to spend the day.

happy sunday Val! ;-)

Dan the Mountain Man said...

I love eating at places that have a great view and you can see things happening outside. Sounds fun.

Valerie said...

Mersad, where I live we have plenty of lakes we can visit. We're not far from the city but we're quite rural. We have the best of both worlds, I guess.

Valerie said...

Dan, I agree with you and today was more interesting because the yachts were out.

Valerie said...

Ranita, my sentiments exactly.

Valerie said...

Brian, I reckon you're right there. If they were were in danger it would have been a different matter.

Valerie said...

Ron, I enjoy going out for a meal, it beats cooking! That environment made it more enjoyable as well.

DeniseinVA said...

This is a place to brag about Valerie, it looks lovely from your photos. And as for the yachtsmen, a very impressive bunch to handle their boats in all kinds of weather.

HermanTurnip said...

That water has got to be absolutely freezing! I'm sure it's fun if your boat manages to stay upright though :-)

Banker Chick said...

We've been eating out twice this weekend while my brother and SIL have been visiting us in SB. We had a lovely brunch on the ocean today. You certainly had a beautiful day.

Valerie said...

Denise, our Sutton Park is a great place, we're lucky to live so near. I've spent most of my life visiting the park.

Herman, yes I reckon the water was cold... now I know why yachtsmen wear warm clothes plus waterproofs.

BC, brunch on the ocean sounds wonderful. I envy you.