"Well," I replied, "let's get closer and I'll see." The object was about three feet in circumference, as I recall, although I had nothing with which to measure it at the time, so it may have been larger or even smaller than three feet.
"Okay, my best guess is it's part of an old buoy, probably the weight for the bottom that keeps the buoy upright."
"The old buoys club?" said Dick.
So, I just looked it up on Google, and there were so many different kinds of buoys, all the way up to the kind for anchoring giant cargo ships, that I gave up. My instinct still tells me it's something of the sort, with the yellow being the color it was painted, and the reddish-brown parts are rust, where the paint wore away, but I can't be sure. I did have some experience with nautical things in my youth, but the experience, and my youth, were both a long time ago, and I never did learn much about buoys.
|Photos by Kay Davies|
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