Some squirting muddy water…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: snowy, excubant, strutting, wrizled, defluent, kenspeckle, and drooping.
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dscn4344Here’s a picture I took here in Dulltown last March.
Is this a ‘good’ picture?…
‘It’s not one of your usual ‘quirky strange’ pictures, is it Dave?’
Quirky strange? No, it isn’t… In fact it is quite, er, ‘ordinary’ really…

Here we are looking down into the lock pit at the entrance to what used to be called Humber Dock, but is now Hull Marina which is filled with white bobbing plasticy-looking cruisers and yachts; a forest of spiky metal masts and wires incessantly clanking in the breeze.
‘Oh Dave, don’t all the boats look lovely?…’
‘No…’
‘Alright, be like that!’

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You could almost see this picture (no, not this one of the boats, the big one at the top) as an ‘abstract’ composition – It suppose it’s a bit odd because we are looking down onto the scene; that nicely curved stone wall with the marine greenery crawling up it looks pretty unusual too. What I find most eye-catching though is the water squirting through at the side of the gate from the from the higher level in the Humber Dock Basin and the river off to the right – I like the way it is frozen in its fall, looking like something solid made from intricate white glass. Oh, and doesn’t the swirling water below look like molten chocolate? (I feel quite peckish just looking at it!) That is the colour of the river water around these parts, we have plenty of lovely thick brown mud here in the East Riding…

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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8 Responses to Some squirting muddy water…

  1. i thought it was sewage, but if u say it is mud, ok, i believe you. haha. btw, why the boats have no names? is it a northern thing?

    • Dave Whatt says:

      No, no, definitely not sewage, just good clean muddy water.
      “Boats have no names”? No, as far as I am aware they all have names – what makes you think that they don’t?…

      • just look at all those boats in the front. no names. front and back too. maybe they are new boats not yet christianed because they dont have owners.

      • Dave Whatt says:

        Hm… you’re right… I think they might their names on the sides of their cabins though…
        They all seem to be called things like ‘Lovely Lady’ or ‘Dancing Spume’ or ‘I’m a Rich Idiot’, etc…

  2. Jheron Bash says:

    I’ve been through the mud on a boat with no name ….

  3. “Kenspeckle” Now thats a word you don’t hear very much. At all, even. I might use it for the rest of the week, if I find anyone befitting that description. Anyway, muddy water has its own beauty really doesn’t it? I do like the nicely angled spray teeming down into the depths. The boats are a bit lacking in charisma though. Personally I’m fond of canal boats – much more personality about them. 🙂

    • Dave Whatt says:

      I love old boats and ships – not to go sailing on them mind. Canal boats are great too!…
      I always think those white cruisers in the Marina look like giant floating training shoes.

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