Watching the ships go by
One of the things that you can do on a WordPress blog is see which of the links that you post get clicks. To my horror, no one, exactly no one, has clicked on the link I posted a couple of days ago to the ShipAIS website. My friends, you are quite simply bonkers.
AIS is a collision avoidance system used by sea-going ships. Heroic anoraks monitor this system, and keep track of ship’s movements on the ridiculously time-wasting ShipAIS site.
Old Charley was staying in Southwold a few weeks ago, and she said that at night the horizon lit up like a city because of the dozens of ships that are lying in what I now know is called the Southwold anchorage. Using this brilliant website, you can find out the names of these ships; and even look at photos of them. For those occasional visitors to my site of a railway enthusiastic bent, your life is about to be transformed…