Sittin’ on the Dock of King’s Lynn
It’s one of the strange things about the Internet that you never know where your words will end up. This week, one of my Tweets about Sitting on the Dock of King’s Lynn was picked up by a Japanese Tweeter and re-tweeted to their followers! Because Amazon has country specific sites, my book is also available from Amazon Japan, but I’ve never sold a book there — so far!! we will have to see if there is any interest in a tale of the English Norfolk countryside in that far away land!
All the signed copies of my book that were requested have been sent off, but it’s not too late – if you would like a copy for yourself or a friend or loved one email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Let me know how many copies you’d like, details of the names/wording you want included (or leave the wording to me), and your name and full address (including zip/postcode and country).
The list price on Amazon.com is $9.99, but I can let you have signed copies for $8.99 including US Postage. Unfortunately, overseas mail cost more, and I will add up to $5 for orders from outside the US.
Today’s Vision Update
We are still on track for a formal launch of Todays Vision at the beginning of October, and we are powering up with upgrades to the software and employing coders to get the site as slick as possible. The really cool thing is that without any real publicity or promotions, we are already getting a lot of hits on the site, and it’s generating a lot of interest, just from “word of mouth”.
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King’s Lynn owes its founding to the River Greta Ouse, and it’s from the river that we get the best views.
Here we stand on the river bank outside of West Lynn, looking over at the town.
The blue sky flecked with wispy clouds overhead and the green grass at our feet makes the scene tranquil and calm.
The buildings reflect in the still water of the river, somehow allowing us to see them more clearly.
It is a bright, charming and restful scene, and it lightens our step as we walk on.
Evening brings an end to a busy work day, and we trudge our weary way home, head bowed beneath the worries and cares of our day.
Then we look up, and catch sight of the sun just vanishing below the horizon.
It is a subtle and intriguing sunset, with dark clouds spiraling above the village on the other bank, but above them white iridescent clouds shine with light with patches of darkening blue sky showing through. The water itself seems to be alive with motion, a mottled effect that reflects the fading sun in patches.
This day is almost over, its triumphs and disappointments will soon be fading memories. A new day, full of opportunities, will be here tomorrow. But for now it is evening and Nature has put on a light show just for us. We walk on homeward with a smile on our face and hope in our heart
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Walking along the riverbank, we pass all the working fishing-boats, and then, just outside of the port, we come across this boat, high on the grassy bank.
Even though the boat is abandoned and rusting, we can tell it was once a powerful little craft. We can just see that it has been tied up forward and astern, although the growing grass tells us that it has been some time since the river tried to float this craft.
But rather than being sad, the image somehow makes us smile – this is a good craft, we seem to hear, once much used, and now resting its way into retirement, as it rusts its way into the riverbank.
This view was taken standing on a bridge looking downstream towards the town of King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England.
The river is high, and is remarkably ripple free, allowing the reflected clouds to seem to drift in the water, as well as the sky. The few boats tied up to buoys only seem to add to the sense of a timeless piece. Strain as we might, we can’t really make out King’s Lynn on the horizon, all we are really aware of is a general impression of the town being there.
We seem to be alone with the water and the sky merging together to give us the feeling of quiet and calm. We feel drawn into the distant horizon, and yet perfectly centered where we are in this moment. We feel empowered in our own thoughts and feelings, without interruption from everyday life.
The Lisa von Lubeck is the reconstruction of a 15th-century caravel whose home port is Lubeck, Germany.
The reconstruction of this historic sailship as used by the Hanseatic League started in 1999, and she was launches in 2004.
She was at the heart of the Hanseatic Festival held in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England.