A Stranger on the Shore

In the spring of 2017, Tony Alcock a.k.a. AMA and his wife Patricia visited New Zealand, a truly wonderful experience.

Right on the eastern coast of the North Island is the peaceful settlement of Ohope directly on the Pacific Ocean and has a beach. A beautiful, nine kilometre long, unspoilt beach facing due north and thus catches the midday sun.

Tony was travelling not only with Patricia but with his clarinet. It was Easter Sunday morning and we were in the mood for a little serenading. What better way to mark the occasion than an impromptu rendering of that sentimental ballad, 'Stranger on the Shore', made famous by Mr Acker Bilk in 1961.