Friday, 4 December 2020

A poem cleverly written.

Saw this poem the other day it's appropriate for anyone who drives a car with a passenger. I hope you enjoy reading it till the end :)

By Pam Ayres,

I have a little Satnav
It sits there in my car
A Satnav is a driver's friend
It tells you where you are

I have a little Satnav
I've had it all my life
It's better than the normal ones
My Satnav is my wife

It gives me full instructions
Especially how to drive
"It's sixty Ks an hour", it says
"You're doing sixty five"

It tells me when to stop and start
And when to use the brake
And tells me that it's never ever
Safe to overtake

It tells me when a light is red
And when it goes to green
It seems to know instinctively
Just when to intervene

It lists the vehicles just in front
And all those to the rear
And taking this into account
It specifies my gear.

I'm sure no other driver
Has so helpful a device
For when we leave and lock the car
It still gives its advice

It fills me up with counselling
Each journey's pretty fraught
So why don't I exchange it
And get a quieter sort?

Ah well, you see, it cleans the house,
Makes sure I'm properly fed,
It washes all my shirts and things
And keeps me warm in bed!

Despite all these advantages
And my tendency to scoff,
I only wish that now and then
I could turn the f ****er off.

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

The beach at Devonport, Tasmania

Whilst at Devonport the other day we went to look at the Mersey River, the tide was out as you can see.  This is the river that the ships sail up to Bass Strait, the ferry to Melbourne and freight ships. 
The first 2 photos are of the Mersey River, one looking southwards down the river, the other where Neptune is looking north and the mouth of the river and beginning of Bass Strait.

Then we have Coles Beach around further to the west of Devonport and houses directly opposite the beach.  There is a good parking area and facilities there.

My parents lived at Devonport for a number of years till their passing.