Right then, here's the culprit for my mishap that I told you about yesterday. It's a good job I like it, if I hadn't got a decent shot after all that I would have been rather annoyed.
These chains run the length of the beach area heading out towards the river, the boats moor to the buoys which are attached to them, not that I think the chains are up to much as you can see how corroded they are here and this is a good one. Maybe one day the fishermen will all arrive to an empty harbour as all their boats have gone fishing without them.
After we had finished for the day we popped to the supermarket on the way home for a few bits and pieces. I was absolutely disgusted, but funnily enough amused at the same time.
Outside the supermarket the Police were talking to two fellas that were in a transit pickup scrap van, they were going over this vehicle with a fine tooth comb. We continued into the shop, once I had my purchases I headed outside to wait for my friend, or possibly be nosey depending on how you want to look at it, I prefer to think I was waiting for my mate within earshot of what was going on. Well, I had to stand somewhere out the way.
Well, I was disgusted, the fella driving was now holding a child which had also been in the vehicle with him and his mate. The child would have been about 2 years old and there was no car seat in sight for her to sit in, so she must have been perched on the inner portion of the double passenger seat and wearing nothing but a lap belt. How can anyone be so dumb?
The fella was now signing the vehicle over to the Police as he had no insurance, license, tax or MOT. The vehicle also had bald tyre's all round, let alone what else might be wrong with it. Anyway, he signed it over, collected his tickets and daughter and headed off with his mate to get the bus.
After all that, don't worry because he was fully covered by health and safety as he was wearing a high vis vest, steel toe cap boots and had a hard hat in the cab. Talk about looking after yourself.
What amused me was the short conversation the Police had with him before he left. The only reason they began to talk to him was because of the space he had parked in. The space he decided to park an untaxed, uninsured, unMOT'd vehicle was in the bay which has the word POLICE painted on the floor in huge capital letters. The two officers had come along to the supermarket as routine and found they couldn't park because some berk had parked a dangerous vehicle in their bay.
They obviously ran a check on the vehicle and decided to wait for the owner to return so they could make his day, which they did with a smile.
At least it's one more illegal vehicle off the road, sadly the courts will probably give the driver nothing more than a slap on the wrist which will be no deterrent and he'll no doubt be out in another vehicle already with his daughter next to him.
Hope you like today's offering, thanks for looking and for any comments.
|Camera:||Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||105.0 mm f/2.8 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||8 Jul 2012 - 1:01 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.2|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|