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A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dolphins — and Octopuses

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A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dolphins — and Octopuses
"That and other things going on in my sad life." Before he brought his boat up on the beach under the curve of the old quay (it was new in 1834), Mr. Stones did one last cruise of the bay,
and within minutes came across a small pod of bottlenose dolphins, not more than two football fields out.
Moray Firth SCOTLAND North Sea N. IRELAND Irish Sea BRITAIN IRELAND New Quay ENGLAND WALES London Celtic Sea English Channel NOV. 16, 2017
There were three adults and two calves, one a newborn.
Here’s our video of the octopus beach invasion we had in New Quay, Wales over the weekend #visitwales #octopus pic.twitter.com/cg6iuLwGwW Mr. Stones said he hoped his octopus discovery would generate publicity for his business, SeaMor,
and bring a surge of customers for the last weeks of the dolphin-sighting season before winter set in.
He noted instead the "small, sea-spying windows" in his poem about the town, "Quite Early One Morning," though there is one reference to a "pink washed pub
that was waiting for Saturday night like an over jolly girl waits for sailors." In Thomas’s time here, only 1944-45, it was a fishing village, a place for sea captains to retire "sober as Sunday." Now the pubs greatly outnumber the churches, probably because of the new tourist trade, though there were plenty in the poet’s day.
16, 2017
NEW QUAY, Wales — The poet Dylan Thomas called this the "cliff-edge town at the far end of Wales,"
but lately it has become better known as the place where the octopuses crawled out of the sea.
Mr. Stones acknowledged the possibility that one day Dolphinville might have no dolphins, but said that would not be the end of the world.

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