What a difference a day makes: 7th October

Yesterday, it persisted down all day, was chilly, and we had the heating running.
Today we awoke to calmer skies and lovely sunshine.
So much so, that after breakfast we decided to have a walk along the beach and let Maggie have a run.
It’s unfortunate that she seems to have an allergy to the sand, but saying that, she was content to trot along, and we enjoyed watching a lot of little dogs chasing balls and having fun. There was a time when Maggie would join in, steal a ball and not give it back, but today she had a little dance, thought better of it, and kept within a short distance of us.
There were a lot of dog walkers out today, most of which we actually knew so Maggie was sociable with all of them.
Rather than have our previous tea and cake (I said Hubby could have his carrot cake if he wished), we sat on a bench and watched the lifeboat training. They were retrieving the boat from the water with the tractor, which reversed in with the cage up to its cab. A huge wave came along and drenched the vehicle, but we were too far away to see how the driver fared.
The lifeboat lined itself up with the cage, entered and then the tractor brought it ashore.
Once on the prom, we watched as it reversed the cage into the RNLI garage, and then saw how they turned the boat round so that it was always facing the right way for launch……. they use a hoist!

We walked back along the prom and then through the park, a total distance of about 2 miles. It’s the longest we’ve walked Maggie for a while, and she was beginning to flag by the time we got home.

Both photos in this post were taken on the beach today.

Isn’t it fabulous?


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to What a difference a day makes: 7th October

  1. How are you feeling?

    • Hi Kate. Good today thanks. Another good night’s sleep, and the pills seem to be working OK. I enjoyed our walk this morning, the first I’ve had for a couple of days apart from round the block.

  2. Sadje says:

    Wow! Nice sunny day. Enjoy!

  3. joyroses13 says:

    Glad you had a nice time today and had sunshine! I head to the beach tomorrow, can’t wait!!

  4. bikurgurl says:

    I can picture it myself and love seeing the ‘real thing’. You have such a richly textured life — I love catching up on what adventures you’re taking!!!

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