“I went down in the afternoon
to the sea
which held me, until I grew easy…” Mary Oliver
Street libraries have become the libraries of the day as shortsighted governments close down libraries or shorten the operating hours.
The first one I ever heard of was when writer SJA Turney told me about the red phone box in the village of Kirklington, North Yorks and which was filled with books…
After that I noticed every country seemed to have their version.
And on the radio the other day, I heard about the Liverpool Street Library in Hobart and thought ‘Oh good, Hobart’s catching up!’
Imagine the surprise then, when driving down a coast road, I spotted this! The Retro Library!
Of course it required investigation and I found a great selection of books and magazines.
It has a window with a view over the beach too.
And a seat to sit and read in between gazing at the view.
I suspect the owners of the Retro bus stop sign have built the Retro library and I say more power to their foresight!
May it please many readers through this summer.
A picnic up the coast today at a place called Piermont.
Normally the setting is perfect.
And our weather like this.
Till today – 15 degrees with an icy wind which made the idea of picnics out of the back of cars not the best thing in the world. And reminded us that summer might indeed be over and autumn here with a vengeance.