May 31, 2012
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May 27, 2012
I be off on a walk from Hartland Point to Hartland Quay for me grub. ‘ere be many I know and Doug and Heather (branch 11) ooo I not met afore. ’tis a mite wndy but glorious scenery. Down ‘artland I spy the ‘ole Gladys May.
That be the boat of me cousin Noel Braund (branch 2). Ee did sail ‘er down Bucks with that there Chris Braund when Chris were a tacker. I be very excited to look round the museum and see me own picture and some of me sons and the ole Ebenezer my that were a good boat.
May 27, 2012
At last I be ’ome in Deben. I’ve enjoyed me adventures but ‘tis good to be back. No sooner home though than I be off agen but ’tis to Cornwall so the views be familiar. I be stopping’ near Land’s End. With me be Chris Braund (branch 2) me great great great grandson, Janet Few (branch 6), Pam and Brian Hall (branch 1) ’oo I met in Australia and Chris Parry (branch 4) and her friend Kerry who did bring me home.
I be off to St. Michael’s Mount, built as a monastery many years since. You do walk across a path to get to it. You do be meant to walk across a path to get back too but that their descendant of mine, Chris, he do leave it too late. He baint got ’is boat with ’im neither. Never fear there be boats we can travel in.
Then I do go to this ’ere Minack Theatre. It do be very good. First 4 young varmints called ‘Flats and Sharps’ play music that they do be calling bluegrass. The sea be very blue but I see no grass. Then ‘Fisherman’s Friends’ do sings songs of the sea. I try to keep me voice down as I do join in. Not to worry, that there Chris will drown me out. Me favourites be ‘What shall we do with a drunken sailor’ and ‘Bound for South Australia’ ceptin I ent. Been there, done that, got the garnsey.
May 11, 2012
In April I went for a trip to the River Murray.
I went on a car ferry across the river, a speed boat along the river and got very toasty next to the fire on the river bank.
On a visit to Edithburgh I met Terry Braund (branch 4) who is an artist. This was my favourite painting.
It is very different to the old life boat at Clovelly.
I also went to the Cemetry where I found 9 “cousins” graves.
25th of April is ANZAC Day.
Thousands of people in most towns in Australia and New Zealand attend Services of Remembrance.
I went with Christine and John to the Maitland War Memorial for the Dawn Service and Breakfast.
We found William Gaylard Braund’s name on the memorial.