I wonder if he is still about. Mr T reckons he heard him Wednesday morning. Goodness knows where he has come from. I'll keep you informed.
But here are a few sea views.
The hour long crossing from Southampton to Cowes does at least give you a sense of going on a real journey, with a bit of a sea voyage. The weather was perfect if a little blustery.
I give dad a call from the ferry when I can get a good view of his home - that is his retirement home in the centre of the picture, he has a view of the sea from his flat, we give each other a metaphorical wave.
Yesterday morning we drove to Bembridge for a short walk along the shore before I took Dad to The Crab and Lobster for an early father's day lunch. It is well known for it's fresh sea food - it was a crab baguette for me and lemon sole for dad. Best eaten outside with a warm sea breeze for seasoning
That's him under the sunshade. It is a wonder spot with a view over the sea - and look at that blue sky!
I dropped dad back home for his afternoon snooze and drove up the road to Gurnard to meet my sister.
Beach huts at Gurnard
Although it is a bit of a slog to get there - and not cheap with ferry crossing prices, what a brilliant place to have to go and visit - and at least the accommodation is free!
Lots more photos to follow.