Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Calashny Cove


I do not know what's going on here.

21 comments:

Dave said...

Security was tight for BMCC's beach cricket tournament.

Christopher said...

Were you batting or bowling, Dave? Or simply wearing shorts?

Rog said...

Is it the Blairs on holiday?

moreidlethoughts said...

I wondered if the MOD had a spelling problem...
Or, perhaps, a geography problem...


Or, perhaps, some smart bugger has the latest Adobe prob(00ps!) programme

Dave said...

Wearing shorts is Rog's department.

Vicus Scurra said...

Had Christopher been alluding to a cricket match, he would have adopted the usage "I don't know what's going off out there" as per Mr Trueman. I am disappointed that you did not spot that, Dave.

english inukshuk said...

it's a Banksy installation, inspired by Antony Gormley

Charlene said...

This is at a lake and the people just beyond the rocket launchers ard lining up for a baptismal dunk. Some are resisting baptism so the threat of death is required. SMILE

Sarah said...

Reminds me of the time (aged 15) I tried to swim out to (in the Black sea) a Russian warship. A RIB and 3 armed soldiers came after me!

What is going on???

Christopher said...

Rog: You could well be right.

MIT: I'm surprised you haven't asked us to guess what the tracks in the sand are.

Vicus: Pure intelligence.

Jax: This isn't one of your Egyptian photos, then?

Charlene: I would SO like you to be right. Easily the most inventive suggestion so far. Total immersion in the sea is a feature of daily life in Indiana, of course.

Sah: I did a quick algebraic census with the following results:

Those that wish to hear the rest of this story: x

Those who do not wish to hear the rest of this story: y

Those who believe it is you leading the crowd of swimmers: µ

Those who would rather have something substantial for supper than hear this story again: π

Dave's potatoes from that new bed: √

Please solve the following equation: x³(µ-y)=√π

Z said...

You've never visited Great Yarmouth on August Bank Holiday, evidently.

Sir Bruin said...

Possibly a more robust method of ensuring that the sun loungers are not oversubscribed?

Rosie said...

It is often wise to
pick variables that often appear in well-known dimensionless coefficients. The velocity V is a good
example, and also and S are often used in the case of aerodynamics. Dimensional analysis with
other variables will work just fine as well, but the outcome may be slightly different. Probably your average British beach...

Christopher said...

Z: No, there you have the advantage of me.

Sir Bruin. So good to see you. Still bearing up? Thanks for dropping in - there's always a saddle for you here. Maybe even a lounger if I can beat the crowds back.

Rosie: Now this is seriously perceptive and I think you're on to something. I tried your method substituting Σ for S, quadrated the binomials - discovering incidentally that the Z axis led me erroneously far to the north - bisected with Sin/pi, applied the good old FOIL method, left to cool and discovered that this beach is near Malaga and what's going on is a NATO exercise. See

http://www.lefigaro.fr/photos/2011/06/06/01013-20110606DIMWWW00612-24-heures-photo.php

Tim said...
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Tim said...

Rosie, Christopher, you have both overlooked the X factor. Those are Simon Cowell's talent scouts recruiting next year's contestants.

Christopher said...

There's that too, Tim, only I'm not really tall enough to overlook anything. I don't know about Rosie. Or the height of her garden wall.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Christopher. I have enlarged your seaside photograph, and what is happening then becomes quite obvious. To the left of the photo a bather is entering the water. The bather is topless. All the other bathers are shocked and horrified and are rushing from the water covered in confusion. Some public sprited (and up to date) person has used their mobile 'phone to summon the armed forces to control the situation.
Having reasoned thus far, it becomes obvious that the scene must be taking place on the beach at Frinton-on-Sea in Essex.

Christopher said...

Mike and Ann! What a pleasure! Thank you so much for dropping in - you're always welcome, of course - and particularly with such a perceptive assessment of these ongoings. Anyone would think you were there.

Perhaps you were...

Mike and Ann said...

Yes. Ann is the second clash... Kalashnicough... rifleman on the left, trying to keep matters under control, whilst I have just strolled up to the promenade (also in an attempt to cool matters down) and am engaged in the purchase of a choc-ice.

Christopher said...

A Magnum, of course. In keeping with your role.