Saturday, August 11, 2012

Heinlein and Clevedon

Robert Heinlein was asked to comment on an early draft of "The Mote in God's Eye". His letter to Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle was pretty scathing but they seem to have manned up and made the necessary changes, at least by my recollection of this fine novel. You can read what he had to say on pages 28-46 of this 9 MB PDF (from Steve Sailer's post on the subject).

Today was forecast the last fine weather for a while so we checked out Clevedon, a seaside resort 50 minutes away: I think this is only our second time there since we moved to Wells.

We plan a "bird-watching cruise" around Flat and Steep Holm islands soon, a boat trip which leaves at the end of the pier so the trip was also about checking logistics, timings and parking - I have to say parking is not so plentiful on the front. Here are some pix.

Small dinghies launching for the day

The Pier at Clevedon - and the shingle beach