We woke up to grey stormy skies and more rain but decided to do the washing regardless and take it up to the launderette to dry. When it was all done and we got back in the car afterwards, the sun came out. Sod’s law I guess.
Saying that though, rain has been on and off like a tap all day, so we have timed our walks in between showers and Hubby managed to do some work on his latest project outside.
Dinner today was tomato and mushroom pasta for me and fish with wedges for him, both of us having broccoli, green beans and carrots on the side. Meals have been a bit hit and miss for the past couple of days so I’ve got my work cut out for me to lose my planned pound this week.
We decided to have a walk along the beach this afternoon and just hoped it wouldn’t start to rain while we were out.
We kept to ‘our side’ which is open to dogs all year, actually going down on the sand and walking along the shoreline.
A lot of people had similar ideas so there were a lot of dogs having fun in and out of the water, but her ladyship was content to trot alongside us. One little border terrier brought his ball up to her to play but she didn’t want to know. His owner had another dog as well which had stayed with his companion (you never know if they’re couples, friends or whatever these days) so retrieved him and said ball, to continue their walk up the beach.
We saw a lot of dead starfish today, and remembered how many had been washed up on the shore in March 2018 which is when I took these photos.
The ones we saw today were like those immediately above, but we found two that were still alive so put them back in the water and hope they survive. We also found a tiny crab that seemed to have lost its sense of direction and a large shell which was occupied so put them both in the water too.
It was pretty blowy, but not unpleasant and we enjoyed our walk immensely. Maggie saw a couple of crows attacking the razor fish shells and gave chase, but after three or four bounds realised she wasn’t a puppy anymore and gave up.
Heading for home, we cut back through the avenue to let her have some more time off lead.
The gardens on our route are extremely colourful just now, one in particular is a mass of yellow, red and orangy-red roses. It also has bushes along the wall which is alive with white bottomed bees! We stood and watched them at work there and on the big headed pink daisies lining the path.
Simple pleasures, and with the birdsong in the background, it really made you glad to be alive to see and hear it.