Well today is the official gate opening for Glastonbury Festival 2007, the festival that official demonstrates you can have a really crap domain name and still be the most popular festival in Britland. To all my many friends who are going – have a splendid time, I’m very jealous of you all even with the expected mud related action – yes, apparently this year will be another un-scorcher unfortunately. I know the Glasto spirit will overcome all with it’s joyousness and general out-of-it-ness.
For those of you who don’t know, Glastonbury Festival is the jewel in Britain’s, increasingly crowded, summer festival calendar. A splendid brew of top class bands, crusties with dogs and open air toilets – the best kind of festival toilet ever (except in the rain). It’s hard to explain Glasto if you haven’t been, so just go already. Then you’ll have the memories, well some of them at least, to fit the descriptions you hear from many people with wide grins on their faces.
Just got back from an amazing trip to Puerto Rico. Highlights were a trip to Arecibo Radio Observatory (as seen in Goldeneye), a tropical rainstorm in Rincon (29 inches of rain fell that day) and the island of Culebra. Culebra, an island of 2000 people and only 250 hotel rooms, is absolutely beautiful. First day we arrived Tim and I went to Soni beach on the north side of the island. Half a mile of white sandy beach deserted apart from us and 3 surfers. Saw turtle tracks in the sand where they’d laid their eggs.. This led to me spending last Friday night on a starlit Brava beach watching 8 foot leatherback turtles lay hundreds of eggs. This was all backed up by shooting stars and phosphorescent algae, streaking green in the breaking waves and little dots of blue phosphorescent creatures on the sand. Truely one of the most amazing nights of my life. Thanks to Amy in Bar 119 (again) for the recommendation!
On a side note, here’s my house on an arial photo – it should be right in the centre, a large square blob.
ps, Expect scanned in photos soon (none of turtles – not allowed flashes) and the Bernard Matthews reference can be explained by any handy Brit…