On the Beach

I was going to write something serious today, but that has been rather derailed by the photo my agents sent me from yesterday’s secret Nature Editors’ outing to Cromer beach.

There was no information given as to who this is, but it does suggest that submitting papers about the sustainable maintenance of Antarctic fisheries, or containing some forms of Feynman diagram might be worth a try in the near future.

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11 Responses to On the Beach

  1. Bronwen Dekker says:

    The story about Penguin Diagrams is brilliant!

  2. Maxine Clarke says:

    Ah ha! I see you managed to get Henry Gee in the shot!

  3. Henry Gee says:

    Yes, that’s me, hiding behind the penguins.

  4. Henry Gee says:

    Actually, I do have a picture of Cromer beach – or its environs, anyway – captured today. Total whiteout. Far more Antarctic than the one above.

  5. Bob O'Hara says:

    Oh, so you’ve been hoarding it all winter, eh?

  6. Henry Gee says:

    Here it is.

    You can’t see the sea in this picture, but to the upper left is the cliff edge, and top right is the lighthouse.

  7. Bob O'Hara says:

    Thanks, Henry. Isn’t bad weather beautiful too?
    I was wondering, though, where are the cannonballs?

  8. Bob O'Hara says:

    The photo is rather similar to the ones discussed in the link.
    Oh, hang on. I guess it makes more sense if I use the right link.
    That’s better.

  9. Henry Gee says:

    Oh, the cannonballs? They’ve all been recycled into the ground by the action of compost worms over enormous lengths of time.

  10. Bob O'Hara says:

    Henry, that’s, just, um. Wow.
    It makes me wonder what household chores Tennyson was avoided when he wrote the original.

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