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.