After posting the previous entry, we took the dog out for her first walk of the day.
Everything was running late in our household, but it didn’t matter as we had no plans for today and didn’t need anything.
Apart from one dog walker either side of the lake, the car park and park was deserted, other than the Canada geese. Even the ducks have gone elsewhere.
That was until we got to the bridge and noticed a group of about 10 (adults and kids) feeding the geese, so we crossed over and walked up to the prom.
Hubby compiled this photo yesterday which I’ve already posted
Maybe they are having second thoughts about the beach because of the wind, plus the council have now closed the visitors side to dogs (usually May 1st to 30th September) and issued warnings about weever fish (image from internet).
These little monsters bury themselves in the sand and were a pain (literally) in Poole when I was a child. We used to wear jelly shoes on the beach as their sting was quite painful a couple of minutes after treading on one.
Extract from WIKI (source)
Weever stings cause severe pain; common descriptions from victims are “extremely painful” and “much worse than a wasp (or bee) sting”.
Common and minor symptoms include severe pain, itching, swelling, heat, redness, numbness, tingling, nausea, vomiting, joint aches, headaches, abdominal cramps, lightheadedness, increased urination, and tremors.
Rare and severe symptoms include abnormal heart rhythms, weakness, shortness of breath, seizures, decreased blood pressure, gangrene, tissue degeneration, and unconsciousness. ”
I’m glad we’d taken the dog out before dinner as it’s chucking down with rain now.
It’s uncomfortably muggy so I wouldn’t be surprised if we had thunder shortly.
Dinner was good, I did chicken breast, carrots, sprouts, green beans, potatoes and stuffing today. I added a sprig of mint from the garden to the potatoes which added a nice touch.
I’ve had three salads this week so needed something ‘heavy’ and substantial!
Left: today’s dinner Right: yesterdays’ tuna and grated carrot salad.