Been busy uploading pictures of cruiseliners and freightboats that have frequented this port over the last year and a half. I am a user of shipspotting.com, and they apply fairly rigorous standards. The pics that I felt were a bit below par were duly removed by admins. I don't mind that, as I indicated, it didn't come as a surprise. I am also busy writing a new short story, which initially is always a slow process.
The RNLI and the Coastguard request those near the shore not to let off emergency flares unless there is an emergency. Some people have been letting them off as a celebration, and were promptly treated to the spectacle of the Coastguard helicopter, RNLI lifeboat and shore-based search and rescue teams - looking for a casualty that was not there. Meanwhile, they could have been delayed looking for a real casualty. Same applies to Chinese lanterns, by the way.