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
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.