It took a while for all of us to settle last night, and I turned the light off just before midnight. Maggie was stretched out beside me and Hubby was again in the spare room as he was in a lot of pain and didn’t want to disturb me.
This morning, I was awake just before 7 and got up at 10 past. I washed and dressed, then having checked on Hubby who was still fast asleep, I took Maggie for her walk.
It was a lot cooler this morning, but not sufficient to need a jumper.
Photo: beach Feb 2018
The tide was out, way beyond the post, but we were walking in the other direction towards town. One of the beach huts already had people eating breakfast outside, but I pulled Maggie away before she started scrounging!
You can hire a beach hut for the day from £16 to £30 depending on the season and where it actually is in proximity to the prom. If you wanted it for a week, that’s around £60 to £90. For that, you get running water (ie a sink), electricity (ie a kettle), and the use of 4 deck chairs and a small table. There’s no fridge or cooking facilities, and huts aren’t big enough to sleep in as they have doors on opposite sides and there is only one ‘free wall’ as the other houses the sink and cupboard unit.
I don’t know if you get to keep the keys overnight for a weekly hire, but they are quite presentable and we saw the guys maintaining them earlier in the year. If you want to buy one, there’s one for sale at our end for just under £12,000.
From the prom, we walked down towards town, then along the back road towards the park again and home. The cafe where we took MOH for breakfast wasn’t open yet, though the two small establishments on the prom itself were open for business and getting busy.
The smell of frying bacon was overwhelming, so I was glad I didn’t have any money!
It’s nice at this time of the morning, when everyone is just starting their day, it’s not too hot or busy, and you get time to think. It’s been a bit of a fraught week, so I’ve been doing a lot of that!
Photo: June 2018
In the park, the grass is brittle and scorched as it is everywhere, and half of the geese seemed to be missing. Most of the ducks appeared to be on the island, though several were swimming on the lake or sunning themselves on the bank on the opposite side to where I was walking. It was all very peaceful and civilised, just how I like my days to start.
I saw several people today and wished them a good morning. I knew some by sight, but said hello to everyone anyway.
I got home about an hour after I started, and Hubby was just getting up.
We had breakfast and then started on our plans for the day.
At midday, we had a jacket potato and beans, then did a tip run.
It’s hot again, and looks like it’s going to be like this for the next few weeks.
Photo: July 7th 2018. It will be a lot fuller than this is a week or so.
My apologies for no new photos today.