Season’s Over

It’s so hard to believe that a little over a week ago we had glorious sunshine, hot sunny days and stuffy nights.
Last night, the wind was so high, I honestly didn’t think we’d have our beans or remaining tomato plants left standing. Although we have loads of new flowers and earrings on the wigwam, the bottom leaves are turning yellow, so I don’t think it will be long before it’s dismantled. I guess we have a good three or four meals left, plus a few for freezing and some for our neighbours.
Photo: August, but the wigwam is even denser now.

This morning we walked along the prom in the opposite direction for a change, and the beach was deserted. This end hasn’t seen much holiday traffic though as the sifting machine doesn’t come down this far and dogs are allowed on the beach all year here so it’s not really suitable for kids to play.

Photo: 9 am today

We met up with a lot of dogs today, most of which we are familiar with, and some we haven’t seen for a while. Maggie was good with all of them, very sociable and no Elvis impression, but we weren’t pushing our luck and didn’t linger too long after exchanging pleasantries.

After all of the revamping work done earlier in the year, the beach has dunes and indents in it that weren’t there before. The tide was way out when we arrived, but had gone out even further by the time we started to walk back.
Photo: morning sky 21st Sept
Photo:  180º turn from the above, looking back towards the flats 

Maggie was happy to go down on the sand, sniffing and quartering as she made sure she hadn’t missed anything these past few months.

Photos taken this morning.

Sadly it wasn’t long before she was worrying her legs as the sand got under her fur. We’d had our suspicions, but it would appear that her skin is sensitive, so it was into the bath for her when we got back for a quick leg wash.

We were lucky that we got home just before the rain started.
It’s not exactly cold, but the wind has a bite to it. Indoors it’s a comfortable 20º C but outside it’s dropped to around 12º C, so it’ll be jumpers and body warmers should we go out when the rain stops.

The geese are moving on and a flock of about thirty have just flown overhead. We noticed yesterday the park was almost devoid of them, and there weren’t many ducks either, so we wondered where all the ducklings have gone.

We celebrate our first year here this weekend. I think we’ve survived pretty well!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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9 Responses to Season’s Over

  1. scifihammy says:

    Wow a whole year! Seems to have flown by. But you look to be well settled now. 🙂
    Yes, the seasons change very suddenly. Over here we are still having a few storms (which is great as – Rain!) but the sun during the day is getting hot. 🙂

  2. Time marches on. Are you enjoying life here or longing for the boat? Seems like it’s nice to have room and perhaps even possessions again. We’ve had another rainy gloomy week (seems like 40 days now — waiting for Noah to sail on by). All of a sudden, summer left, with a proper goodbye. Temps have dropped. Although not cold, the heat is gone. We are hoping for a lovely fall…maybe.

    • We are quite happy here. We like our house and the neighbourhood, and are sufficiently away from town not to be bothered by the holiday noise. We do miss the freedom of the boat sometimes, but on bad days when mobility is an issue being in such a confined space would have had serious disadvantages. With a settee each, Hubby can put his legs up in comfort, which is a huge bonus.
      It’s cloudy today, but not really cold (though along the prom might be sightly chilly!) and we’ve got the washing out.

  3. Cheers on the anniversary! Hardly seems possible.
    The monarch butterflies have arrived for their brief stay and broad winged hawks are moving in (annoying the local ones) – the cold fronts must be starting their slinking this way pretty soon.
    Your tides are much more dramatic than ours. We are looking forward to beach walks in Oct – when it will be cool enough for us to take Molly and all 3 of us feel the temperature is just about right.

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