We took Maggie for a walk down by the beach this afternoon then went on to the Supermarket for the not-supposed-to-be-allowed goodies.
First, the beach is awesome………….. the water churning up the sand as the waves crash against the shore and there are sand deposits all over the footpaths and road.
But we have a problem.
Down by the flats, the strong winds have blown the sand tight against the water defences so there is no actual barrier between the water and the prom now.
It is an awesome sight, though as usual for awesome moments, I didn’t have my camera.
It was High Tide yesterday with the first full moon of March (we will have a Blue Moon at the end of the month as we did in January), so hopefully the authorities will send the diggers in to remove the newly formed sand banks.
To the other extreme, the supermarket shelves are practically bare!
Now whether this is down to panic buying or delivery delays is unclear. This morning there was plenty of bread, milk and fresh produce, but that has all gone and customers have started clearing the freezer section apart from pizza, ice cubes and ice cream! It’s like walking onto the set of a disaster movie, though at least no-one is pushing anyone to the ground in the rush as shoppers are quite content as they ring through their purchases.
Breakfast cereal, biscuits, crisps and confectionery shelves are still pretty full, as are toiletries, medicines and cleaning products.
Luckily for us, I have plenty of food in the cupboards and freezer, but with better weather on the cards for next week, I shall be buying my trays of chops, chicken and minced beef and freezing it down.
Having had the last of our three day stew today, we are on for a two day chilli tomorrow and Monday, and I noticed my meat drawer is rather low in content!