As the batons of the watch moved to the hour of 6.30am it was time to head to Wimbledon Car Boot sale at Plough Lane for what is becoming a regular outing to off-load items that are no longer required.
Whilst looking at what vendors had for sale I came across an unusual Speedia centre pin reel in what can only be described in National Trust light green paint that enhanced the amber winders. The other observation was that this reel had a brass foot and line guard which is unusual.
There were several vendors selling fishing related items from rod, reels, nets, tackle boxes and fly boxes. One notable fly box was made by Wheatley and had a hook guide in the lid and contained some well dressed flies. A good purchase was a collapsible landing net for £5. On another stall a boxed Hardy Marquis #7 spool with Hardy Jet sinking line attached.
The best priced items were 2 vintage wooden cigar boxes and a cigarette box for £1.50.
Also on my Saturday travels I found a fine oil painting of Fez which made me think that I should get my paints out and finish off a painting I started in Morocco sometime ago. On reflection of the recent warm days I can cast my mind back to the smell of citrus groves and the vivid colours of the rose plantations and the smell of the dry earth in the heat of the day. The white and ochre flat roof buildings and purple hue to the distant mountains and palm plantations with sage green foliage.