Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We Will Fight Them On The Beaches...

... and by the pool, and especially over the sun loungers. I chuckled, chortled and finally guffawed my way through a recent news flash reporting that Thomas Cook - a well known holiday travel company - has given their German customers (note - only German) the option to pre-book their sun loungers on the beach/pool when they sign up for their next holiday in the sun.

This is designed to put an end to "beach towel wars" which some people claim (mainly those with knotted hankies on their heads) break out when German tourists arise at 3am to strategically advance on the loungers, making bold territorial claims by placing their towels on the afore mentioned loungers effectively annexing them for the duration of the day. Sounds like appeasement of the very worst kind. I say bring it on! I mean, it's only been 64 years since the end of the war - we can keep this one running for years yet...

... and talking of Beach Towels, how about a rub down with this? I spotted this in Spain on hols and immediately thought of my friend Nursemyra. Only to be used in case of emergencies.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Queer Beach Photos...


...like this one, which at first glance look disturbing and then on closer inspection have you sighing with relief. (And that was queer - meaning odd or unusual - in case you are wondering.)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Caption Competition


It's usually entertaining to see what talentless advertising photographers come up with when they combine a surf board with a pretty girl. In this case, however, the end result has me wishing I could pose the culprit that took this shot with the nose of that stick inserted firmly where the sun don't shine.

I tried to come up with a suitable caption for this meaningless pose but I'll leave that to you dear readers. The best shot gets a copy of Breath, a new novel from Tim Winton that manages to combine surfing with auto-erotic asphyxiation - and get away with it.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sandy Bottom


I know I've had a thing about faceless female derrières and advertising but I found this hard to resist. Because it's Friday - or something like that. Courtesy of Traveljunky.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Breaking Bands For Beach Bums


There's a lot of twaddle on Twitter - but that hasn't stopped me pitching a stall out there too. Occasionally, I get "follows" from people that make it worthwhile. Case in point - Dave Jacobs and the Prodigal Sons. Just watched the video accompanying Rush, one of their new songs and I have to say I really rather dig the groove they're furrowing. Perhaps I've found a band for some of our events at the Watering Hole. Looks like they've mainly played London venues as they build their demo tracks. "The best way to describe their sound would be laid back, acoustic surf rock with undertones of jazz & blues, & hints of roots & reggae." Good stuff - but guys, get on the bloody beach - I know just the gig for you!