Month: April 2020

Month: April 2020

Shelldrakes Summer

Shelldrakes Summer

The impatient tide plucked at “Sheldrake”, rural detritus, straw, fence posts, branches and twigs from the grey Usk‘s upper reaches, began drifting slowly seawards and little riffling wakes streamed from the mooring buoys. Elish and Mary were at the pontoon to see me off_ Mary with a surprise gift a much appreciated bottle of malt whisky I loaded a few stores “Sheldrake had already been provisioned Two hugs two kisses and I ready to go I took the lines pushed off and with a confusion of feelings excitement some apprehension the sadness that accompanies a parting, set out on my voyage.